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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2015
    United States of America, Dominican Republic, Ukraine, China, Indonesia, Australia, Austria, Guinea, Pakistan, Thailand, Morocco, Philippines, South Africa, Japan, Haiti, India, South Sudan, Sudan

    This double issue of Unasylva aims to tease out the complex interrelationship between forests, trees and disasters, and to examine the ways in which forests and trees can best be managed both to resist shocks and to protect from shocks. Forests and trees can act as natural buffers against disasters and shocks. They have a powerful role to play in protecting against disasters and in reducing their impact. Indeed, the long-term perspective implicit in sustainable forest management is also a valuable approach to planning for disaster risk reduction.

  2. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2012
    Bangladesh, Honduras, Gambia, El Salvador, Chile, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Vietnam, Ghana, Costa Rica, Niger, Thailand, Palau, Nepal, Pakistan, Yemen, Nicaragua, Malaysia, Laos, Mexico, Tanzania, Botswana, India, Uganda, Ivory Coast, Africa, Americas, Asia, Oceania

    Este Manual es un recurso particularmente oportuno. Combina relatos descriptivos de las experiencias nacionales e internacionales en las inversiones agrícolas con directrices operativas prácticas sobre cómo diseñar estrategias agrícolas para el desarrollo, que capitalicen de manera efectiva las propiedades únicas del crecimiento agrario y el desarrollo rural con la participación de hombres y mujeres como un recurso de alto impacto para la reducción de la pobreza.

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2008
    Egypt, Bangladesh, Honduras, Nepal, Gambia, Peru, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Vietnam, Ghana, Pakistan, Niger, Thailand, Palau, Rwanda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Philippines, Nicaragua, Malaysia, Tanzania, India, Sudan, Mexico, Uganda, Ivory Coast, Africa, Americas, Asia, Oceania

    The Gender in Agriculture Sourcebook provides an up-to-date understanding of gender issues and a rich compilation of compelling evidence of good practices and lessons learned to guide practitioners in integrating gender dimensions into agricultural projects and programs. The Sourcebook is a joint product of the World Bank, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, and International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and contributions from more than 100 writers and reviewers.

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2004
    Mozambique, Kenya, South Africa, Lesotho, Uganda, Zimbabwe, China, Namibia, Zambia, Australia, India, Malawi, Finland, Africa

    Two important resolutions for women were adopted by the United Nations last year. One was the UNHABITAT Resolution on “Women's Role and Rights in Human Settlements Development and Slum Upgrading” and the other was the Commission on Human Rights Resolution on “Women's Equal Ownership, Access to, and Control over Land and the Equal Rights to Own Property and to Adequate Housing”. These resolutions recognised the violation of women's property rights as a violation of fundamental human rights and the UN's commitment to stop such violations.

  5. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2002
    Fiji, Bangladesh, Dominican Republic, Mali, Guatemala, Peru, Burkina Faso, Nepal, Philippines, South Africa, Nicaragua, Uganda, Italy, Tanzania, Tunisia, India, Paraguay, Mexico, Brazil, Kenya

    This study focuses on the gender dimension of agriculture-related legislation, examining the legal status of women in three key areas. The result is an analysis identifying the main legal and some non-legal factors that affect the existence and exercise of women’s agriculture-related rights.

  6. Library Resource

    A new era of the global land rush

    Reports & Research
    September, 2016
    Australia, Global, Honduras, India, Mozambique, Peru, Sri Lanka

    Since 2009, Oxfam and others have been raising the alarm about a great global land rush. Millions of hectares of land have been acquired by investors to meet rising demand for food and biofuels, or for speculation. This often happens at the expense of those who need the land most and are best placed to protect it: farmers, pastoralists, forest-dependent people, fisherfolk, and indigenous peoples.
     

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    International Conventions or Treaties
    January, 1979
    Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, North Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Eswatini, Sweden, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) - currently ratified by 187 countries - is the only human rights treaty that deals specifically with rural women (Art. 14). Adopted in 1979 by the United Nations Generally Assembly, entered into force in 1981. The Convention defines discrimination against women as follows:

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