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February 2005

Announcement of a new publication

Rural households and resources

A pocket guide for extension workers

This guide aims to assist extension and other community-based workers to understand the management of resources within and between households. The guide has been developped to assist people in applying a participatory and gender-responsive approach in their planning with and service to rural women and men. The guide outlines some of the key gender-linked constraints and opportuntites to improved livelihoods among different household members. It also provides key questions and participatory tools that can be used to assess and address gender-related constraints in management of resources such as water, land, credit and savings, time and technology. Although the guide has been developed with and for field-level extension workers, it should be useful for anyone wanting to use or promote the inclusion of participation, gender and socioeconomic analysis in development work. The guide promotes the SEAGA principles of giving priority to disadvantaged groups, focus on gender relations, and the use of participation and a holistic approach as essential in development work.

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