Decent Rural Employment

Call for Papers Workshop on Gender Dimensions of Rural Employment


FAO, ILO and IFAD are pleased to announce the technical expert workshop on “Gaps, trends and current research in gender dimensions of agricultural and rural employment: differentiated pathways out of poverty”, which will be held in Rome from 31 March to 2 April 2009. It is increasingly recognized that rural employment is central to achieving equitable growth and poverty reduction but yet it offers different opportunities for, participation in and conditions of employment to men and women. This technical expert workshop thus aims to provide important follow up to the recent international policy discussions in terms of analyzing trends and issues, identifying knowledge gaps, and compiling innovative gender sensitive policy measures and good practices to strengthen rural labour markets. To this end, FAO, ILO and IFAD invite papers to address any of the following issues:

1) Analysis of gender inequalities as a factor influencing employment constraints and opportunities in rural areas of developing countries

2) Globalization and trends in rural employment

3) Measures to strengthen rural labour markets

4) Gender differences in rural occupations and off- and on-farm incomes

5) Implications and impacts of different types of institutional arrangements

6) Best practices and policy options

For additional information and to download the Call for Papers please click here. Please note that the deadline for submission of abstract is 15th October 2008.