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Averting risks to the food chain: A compendium of proven emergency prevention methods and tools

Preventing animal disease and plant pest outbreaks and food safety incidents before they occur is essential to protecting the food chain. Most food chain crises are preventable with timely actions and the right investments. The Food Chain Crisis - Emergency Prevention System, known as FCC-EMPRES, is FAO’s approach to pursuing just that. This publication showcases some of the best practices currently in use and which illustrate how better coordination makes a difference in people’s lives and livelihoods. The multidisciplinary, collaborative and integrated approach encouraged by FCC-EMPRES ensures that information about threats to our food arrives to all people concerned from farm to table before the threats can spread and cross borders.
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Gender, Food Security and Nutrition in Protracted Crises


This note focuses on the topic of gender in protracted crisis situations. It advocates that FAO’s mandate to achieve food security for all by raising levels of nutrition, increasing agricultural productivity and natural resource management, and improving the lives of rural populations can only be achieved through gender equality. Past experience can provide guidance on how to address gender equality as part of food and nutrition security interventions in situations of protracted crisis. Understanding and addressing how men and women of different ages are specifically affected by protracted crises is critical for effective and sustainable food and nutrition security interventions. 

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Gender equality and decent employment in the dairy sub-sector- Evidence from Kenya

The objective of this Rural Transformation Series info note is to explore the employment potential of Kenya’s dairy sub-sector. It highlights the main employment generating phases and current conditions of women’s equitable employment according to the six dimensions of decent rural employment. The info note includes solutions for the development of gender-equality in the dairy sub-sector that generates decent employment for rural women and men equally.

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Gender equality and decent employment in the dairy sub-sector- Evidence from Ethiopia

The objective of this Rural Transformation Series info note is to explore the employment potential of Ethiopia’s dairy sub-sector. It highlights the main employment generating phases and current conditions of women’s equitable employment according to the six dimensions of decent rural employment. The info note includes solutions for the development of gender-equality within the dairy sub-sector that generates decent employment for rural women and men equally.

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Sustainable Wildlife Management and Gender. CPW Fact Sheet 5

This fact sheet shows the important role played by gender in wildlife use and conservation; it highlights key issues, experiences and knowledge, challenges and opportunities, as well as what is still to be learned.

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Promoting Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Fisheries and Aquaculture

This fact sheet presents and overview on current gender equality and women’s empowerment issues in the fisheries sector. The paper provides information on policy, institutions and planning processes; statistics dimension in gender analysis, specific concerns in the field of fisheries industries; and identifies lessons learned as well as opportunities for gender mainstreaming at macro, meso and micro operational levels.

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How to Mainstream Gender in Forestry: A Practical Field Guide

This gender mainstreaming guide has been designed to assist FAO technical officers, in particular officers working in forestry, to develop actions in forestry-related projects and programmes at headquarters and in all regions.

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National Gender Profile of Agriculture and Rural Livelihoods: Turkey

The purpose of the National Gender Profile of Agricultural and Rural Livelihoods - Turkey is to contribute to the production of knowledge for better informed, targeted and gender sensitive actions in agriculture and rural development. It is meant to inform FAO professionals, other UN agencies, staff from the government of Kyrgyzstan, NGOs and professionals who work in agriculture and rural development in Turkey. It is also meant to be an awareness-raising tool for the wider public.

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Family farming in Europe and Central Asia

This paper presents an analysis of the characteristics of family farming in Europe and Central Asia and discusses its role in overcoming some of the major development challenges in this region. This paper addresses three basic questions. First, what does the family farm mean for the actors involved in it? Secondly, why, how and under what conditions is family farming important to society as a whole? And thirdly, will family farming be relevant, attractive and important in the future of Europe and Central Asia?

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Incentive allocation for mangrove protection

This publication guides the establishment of systems for allocating performance-based incentives to coastal communities in exchange for mangrove restoration and protection. It is aimed at potential financiers of mangrove restoration and protection including private entities, development organizations, government agencies and/or other proponents interested in supporting long-term mangrove restoration and protection initiatives.

This is the fourth in a series of four publications intended to be used in conjunction in establishing sustainable financing for mangrove protection in Asia.

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Mangrove related policy and institutional frameworks in Pakistan, Thailand and Viet Nam

This study provides an overview of policy and institutional frameworks for mangrove management in Pakistan, Thailand and Viet Nam. In spite of these values, mangroves in Asia continue to be converted to other land uses, and sustainable financing for their protection has not been forthcoming. This has resulted from limited length of project cycles, a lack of established PES schemes covering mangroves, unclear tenure, and the relatively small size of mangroves areas in relation to the economies of scale necessary to offset costs associated with accessing carbon payments.
This is the second in a series of four project publications intended to be used in conjunction in establishing sustainable financing for mangrove protection, and provides a review of mangrove related policy and institutional frameworks in Pakistan, Thailand and Viet Nam. 

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