Gender and rural employment: differentiated pathways out of poverty
FAO, IFAD and ILO organised a three-day technical expert workshop on “Gaps, trends and current research in gender dimensions of agricultural and rural employment: differentiated pathways out of poverty”, which was held in Rome, from 31 March to 2 April 2009.
WHAT WAS THIS WORKSHOP ABOUT?
This technical expert workshop:
- aimed at analyzing trends and issues, identifying gaps, best practice and knowledge, and providing suggestions and recommendations to define future research programmes and to support policy making processes;
- gathered experts of different countries, profile and background (42 papers have been selected out of about 200 submitted) along with participants of UN agencies and international organizations;
- created the basis for a network of concerned policy makers, researchers and practitioners committed to promoting gender equitable rural employment and decent work;
- led to 3 main outputs:
- A workshop report summarizing issues discussed, conclusions and recommendations;
- A comprehensive state-of-the-art publication entitled "Gender dimensions of agricultural and rural employment: Differentiated pathways out of poverty", including a chapter on global perspective highlighting the main issues and findings, and contributions from the workshop papers;
- A set of seven policy briefs, translated into French and Spanish.
- constituted a solid set of inputs for the production of the FAO’s flagship publication State of Food and Agriculture (SOFA 2011) "Women in Agriculture:Closing the gender gap for development"and the 2009 IFAD Rural Poverty Report.