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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:  
  1. A workshop report summarizing issues discussed, conclusions and recommendations;  
  2. 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;
  3. A set of seven policy briefs, translated into French and Spanish.