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Empowering the rural disabled in Asia and the Pacific
As many as 80 percent of disabled people in the Asia and Pacific Region are farmers and rural workers, or disabled soldiers who have returned to the land. In order to alleviate the poverty they face, these people need to capitalize on any special capacity, skills or knowledge they have in order to start a new livelihood. This ten-part series is based on the FAO-sponsored Round Table Meeting on th... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/PPdirect/PPre0035.htm

Environment - Energy and environmental technology
A new energy project in Niger
The project, entitled "Formulation and validation of a national strategy and plan on new and renewable sources of energy in Niger", addresses the potential contribution of new and renewable sources of energy (solar, wind, biomass and hydro) on Niger's rural development strategy. (Only available in French)
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/2001/EN0602_en.htm
French: http://www.fao.org/sd/2001/EN0602_fr.htm
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/sd/2001/EN0602_es.htm

People - Gender and development
Women Feed the World - Slideshow
Slideshow of women around the world feeding the world.
English: http://www.fao.org/Gender/multimed/slidesho/Default.htm

People - Gender and development
Rural women and information - High Level Consultation - Links to related documents
The High-Level Consultation on Rural Women and Information, organized by FAO at its Rome Headquarters on 4-6 October 1999, aimed to discuss ways of better informing decision-makers, media and the public at large on the essential role of rural women in agricultural development and their contribution to food security. This site provides links to the Proceedings of the conference (Final Report, Str... more
English: http://www.fao.org/Gender/highlcon/DEFAULT.HTM
French: http://www.fao.org/Gender/highlcon/debut.htm
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/Gender/highlcon/Inicio.htm
Arabic: http://www1.fao.org/ar-cp/gender/highlcon/default.htm

Environment - Conventions & agreements
Desertification, drought and their consequences
Desertification and drought are the subject of this article. It looks at the relationship between them, the effects of the climatic changes and the consequences at the local, national and global levels.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EPdirect/EPan0005.htm

Environment - Energy and environmental technology
Gender and energy planning
This paper presents reasons for and purposes of a gender approach in energy planning. Different approaches and suggestions to incorporate the gender perspective into planning activities are also provided.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EGdirect/EGan0004.htm

Environment - Energy and environmental technology
The regional wood energy development programme in Asia
Asian countries face an increasing need for energy services to support their economic and social development. The Regional Wood Energy Development Programme in Asia (RWEDP) aims to promote improved wood energy systems that are more sustainable and could become competitive with alternative energy sources. Actions are focused on strengthening policy analysis, energy strategy formulation and wood ene... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EGdirect/EGre0001.htm

Institutions - Social capital
The gender dimension in rural cooperatives
From a paper commissioned by FAO for the Centennial Meeting of the International Cooperative Alliance, Manchester, UK, September, 1995.The article address the questions why is female participation so low in cooperatives, especially in rural cooperatives, and how cooperatives can help women's integration by paying attention to their basic and strategic needs
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/rodirect/ROan0008.htm

Institutions - Public institutions
FAO/IFAP Consultation for Enhanced Collaboration. Report of the Consultation
The purpose of the Consultation was to explore practical ways and means of both developing more systematic collaboration between the International Federation of Agricultural Producers (IFAP) and FAO and enhancing the "synergy" between IFAP and FAO programmes in promoting food security, farmers' organizations and people's participation. A summary of the main conclusions and recommendations for foll... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/rodirect/ROre0002.htm

People - Participation
Institutions - Social capital
Empowering Zambian rural women through Small Farmer Groups
This article takes an in-depth look at the FAO People's Participation Programme project in Zambia, long regarded as its most successful in Africa. According to the article: "The formation of solid groups in which women are actively participating has increased the effectiveness of rural services and development initiatives in the project area. Without their existence, other development programmes ... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/PPdirect/PPan0005.htm

   


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