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The household livelihood security concept [RSS feed item]

This paper examines the household livelihood security concept: a tool for understanding poverty, malnutrition and the complex strategies adopted by food insecure households for survival.

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Village chicken production systems in rural Africa: Household food security and gender issues [RSS feed item]

This publication presents the results of a field study on village poultry production. It demonstrates that, when enhanced, it can have a special impact in increasing household food security and gender equity. 81 pp.

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Gender and Aquaculture in Lao PDR [RSS feed item]

A socio-economic and gender analysis study of Lao aquaculture, which identifies a range of practical conclusions and recommendations for more gender sensitive aquaculture development.

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Women Farmers' Critical Role [RSS feed item]

The Keita Project in Niger is a remarkable example of what women’s farming groups can achieve. With the support of FAO and a team of experts, local women reclaim a vast expanse of barren land which, after endless years of drought, seemed lost forever.

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Empowering the rural disabled in Asia and the Pacific: Disabled women in rural areas of the region [RSS feed item]

Disabled women comprise one of the most neglected segment of the population in Asia and the Pacific. This paper aims to review some existing data on the disabled to help design effective programmes for educating, training and employing the disabled.

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Gender and participation in agricultural development planning [RSS feed item]

A review of ten case studies written about FAO field projects that tested methods and tools for gender-sensitive participatory agricultural policy-making and planning.

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Workshop on gender roles and issues in artisanal fisheries in West Africa [RSS feed item]

A collection of documents presented at the above workshop. They are summaries of indvidual reports, which cover issues such as women's income generating activities and sanitation conditions of women and children in fishing communities. 47 pp.

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Cross-sectoral responses to HIV/AIDS: Impacts of HIV/AIDS on food security and rural livelihoods [RSS feed item]

This brochure presents some key findings from HIV/AIDS impacts surveys in rural areas in Namibia, Uganda and Zambia. 8 pp.

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Guidelines for the improvement of statistics on women [RSS feed item]

A practical guide to amending national agricultural survey programmes in order to improve the collection and dissemination of adequate gender-disaggregated data.

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Proceedings from AGROTEC/FAO workshop: Gender and agricultural engineering [RSS feed item]

The objective of the workshop was to increase attention to women as important actors in the field of agricultural engineering. It was organized jointly with AGROTEC, a programme based in Zimbabwe that addressed gender issues in its work on smallholder agricultural technologies.

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