Natural Resources Management

Power and Potential: A Comparative Analysis of National Laws and Regulations Concerning Women's Rights to Community Forests

This Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) report provides an unprecedented assessment of the status of developing countries’ legal frameworks regarding women’s community land rights, and whether states are meeting their obligations under national and international laws.

Gender Responsive Work on Land and Corruption- A Practical Guide

This guide is a product of the Transparency International Women, Land and Corruption in Africa project implemented by our chapters in Ghana, Uganda and Zimbabwe between 2014 and 2016. The project has enhanced the national and international research and advocacy by showing how land corruption impacts women’s land rights and communities’ food security. This guide draws from their experiences and tools used in the project.

Women’s Empowerment in Rural Community- Driven Development Projects

This report explores evidence of how the Community-driven development (CDD) approach can create and enhance participation and decision making when women, as well as men, are to be included in the “community” voice and choice. It reviews the theoretical and empirical literature and analyzes World Bank–supported CDD projects.

Transforming the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil for greater gender equality and women’s empowerment

This brief draws on ongoing research being carried out by CIFOR on gender and oil palm in Indonesia, and on collaboration between Oxfam and the RSPO Human Rights Working Group and the RSPO smallholder working group, to evaluate and recommend actions for enhancing the gender responsiveness of the RSPO and its social auditing mechanism.

A Glimpse of Her Stories: Rural Women's Resilience and Food Security

The People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS) and partner organizations documented cases of women in communities in the Philippines and Kenya about their experiences and perspectives. PCFS met with women from three different communities and interviewed them on their perspectives, experiences and struggles.

Promoting Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Fisheries and Aquaculture

This fact sheet developed by FAO presents an overview of current gender equality and women’s empowerment issues in the fisheries sector. Women’s engagement in fisheries can be viewed from social, political and technical perspectives, all of which show that the role of women is often underestimated. This inadequate recognition of women’s contributions hampers the sustainable development process, resulting in increased poverty and food insecurity.

Women in Non-Production Roles in Agriculture: A Literature Review of Promising Practices

This literature review by USAID Feed the Future Initiative aims to fill the knowledge gap by examining approaches to empower women or increase their incomes in four phases of the value chain outside of production: input and service provision, post-harvest handling, processing, and the marketing of agricultural goods.

Meeting Our Goals-FAO’s Programme for Gender Equality in Agriculture and Rural Development

FAO recognizes the potential of rural women and men in achieving food security and nutrition and is committed to overcoming gender inequality, in line with the pledge to “leave no one behind”, which is at the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2030 Agenda.

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