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Teaching and learning materials on Education for Rural People

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subjects:  Gender     Water         
levels and types of education: Secondary and vocational education              
FAO, ROME, 2001
This Guide is written for the people who are involved in the planning, design and implementation of irrigation programmes. It is therefore intended for irrigation engineers, members of multidisciplinary identification and formulation missions, staff of rural development projects, government employees, staff of NGOs, and engineering and consulting firms. This document is a guide to the integration of socio-economic and gender issues in the sub-sector irrigation. The Guide has been developed in the context of the FAO Socioeconomic and Gender Analysis (SEAGA) Programme. SEAGA is an approach to development based on an analysis of socio-economic patterns and participatory identification of women and menís priorities. The objective of this approach is to close the gaps between what people need and what development delivers. By placing socioeconomic analysis and gender analysis together, SEAGA helps us learn about community dynamics, including the linkages among social, economic and environmental patterns. The purpose of the SEAGA Sector Guide on Irrigation is to support gender-responsive participatory planning of irrigation schemes, and to integrate socio-economic and gender issues in the planning process. The ultimate aim is to improve irrigation scheme performance while strengthening the position of rural women and disadvantaged groups.

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SEAGA Web site
SEAGA publications

Contact: Ilaria Sisto
Gender and Development Service (SDWW)
Gender and Population Division (SDW)
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