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PEST (Political, Economic, Social and Technological) Analysis / 4Rs (Rights, Responsibilities, Revenues and Relationships [in: FAO Learning Module 4. FAO Capacity Development. Organization Analysis and Development]

Published: 2013
Organization development (OD) is an important area of capacity development practice to improve food and nutrition security, reduce poverty and promote sustainable development. OD is a powerful instrument that helps to analyse [...]

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FAO Policy on Gender Equality. Attaining Food Security Goals in Agriculture and Rural Development

Published: 2013
Gender equality is central to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations’ (FAO’s) mandate to achieve food security for all by raising levels of nutrition, improving agricultural productivity [...]

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A Tool for Gender-Sensitive Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Programme Formulation. Guidelines for Ministries of Agriculture and FAO. Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)

Published: 2013
Agricultural policies should redress gender inequalities to ensure that development interventions in the sector are effective and can achieve enduring positive impacts on the lives and economic potential of rural [...]

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Resilient Livelihoods: Disaster Risk Reduction for Food and Nutrition Security

Published: 2013
This framework explains the Disaster Risk Reduction for Food and Nutrition Security Framework Programme of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) which has been undertaken with [...]

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Voluntary Standards: Impacting Smallholders’ Market Participation

Published: 2013
Voluntary standards are rules, guidelines or characteristics about a product or a process. They are not mandatory regulations, but are used voluntarily by producers, processors, retailers and consumers. These voluntary standards are [...]

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Climate-Smart Agriculture Sourcebook

Published: 2013
This comprehensive sourcebook on climate-smart agriculture (CSA), produced by the Food and Agriculture Organisation, consists of eighteen modules covering every aspect of planning and implementing CSA policies and projects.  Aimed primarily [...]

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Policy Support Guidelines for the Promotion of Sustainable Production Intensification and Ecosystem Services. Integrated Crop Management Vol. 19–2013

Published: 2013
Conservation Agriculture is actually applied on about 10% of the world’s cropland and adoption is growing fast. However, it is not growing fast enough to face the challenges ahead, such [...]

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Guidance Note: Integrating the Right to Adequate Food into Food and Nutrition Security Programmes

Published: 2013
This Guidance Note is a practical tool for practitioners who want to integrate the right to food into food and nutrition security programmes. It builds a bridge between the normative [...]

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Passport to mainstreaming gender in water programmes. Key questions for interventions in the agricultural sector

Published: 2012
The purpose of the passport is to support them in mainstreaming a gender perspective during planning, implementation and management of agricultural water management projects and programmes. This implies assessing the implications of any intervention [...]

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EAF Toolbox – The ecosystem approach to fisheries

Published: 2012
The EAF Toolbox is aimed at national and local fisheries management authorities, including fishery managers, scientists and stakeholders looking for practical solutions they can apply given their circumstances and resources. [...]