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Dimitra Newsletter 1 [RSS feed item]

The first issue of the Dimitra newsletter contains key information on the history, aims and objectives of the Dimitra Project.  One of the main goals of the project is to systematically emphasise the multiple roles and essential contribution made by rural women to the development of their country. 4 pp.

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Male involvement in reproductive health: Incorporating gender throughout the life cycle [RSS feed item]

This paper looks into the socio-cultural aspects that shape male perspectives, based on the socially-embedded gender relations in the different stages of the life cycle. It makes use of this knowledge to suggest ways to increase men's involvement in reproductive health issues and to improve services.

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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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