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Type of Resource Web Site
Title Gender and Food Security
Author Food and Agriculture Organization
Affiliation United Nations
Url http://www.fao.org/gender/
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
Abstract Website provides overview of issues of women with respect to diverse aspects of the environmnet and development and illustrated by various FAO projects.  Also available in French and Spanish. Sites has sections (each with several bibliographies) on:

   Women as users, managers and preservers of bio-diversity
   The feminization of agriculture
   Areas for action
   Facts and figures
Division of Labor
  Farmers and technology
   Facts and figures
   Learning from women's experience
   Facts and figures
   Home gardens in Java
   Forests for food
   Facts and figures
Education, Extension, and Communication
Facts and figures
Rural Economics
   Investing in women
   Gender in policy and planning
How aquaculture helps food security in southern Africa
   The Chorkor oven
   Facts and figures

Type of Resource Treaty Text Chapters
Title International Conference on Population and Development: Programme of Action: Chapters 4, 5, 8 and 9
Author United Nations
URL http://www.cnie.org/pop/icpd/
Peer Review Negotiation Review Process
Abstract This Programme of Action was the result of the 1992 International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo, Egypt.  The chapters of the Programme of Action address various aspects of the relationship between population and environment. Includes:

Type of Resource 4 Reports
Title Gender Issues
Author Various
Affiliation U.S. Agency for International Development
Url http://www.info.usaid.gov/environment/greencom/pubs2.html
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
Abstract Reports on environment and develoment issues in specific countries.
  1. Summary of Gender-Related Research Findings and Recommendations for the Pilot Environmental Communication Campaigns from Palawan, Davao del Sur & Cebu Provinces, the Philippines, by Nancy Diamond and Barbara Rawlins, 1997. 36 pgs.
  2. Issues in Urban and Rural Environments: GreenCOM Gender Reports, by Mona Grieser and Barbara Rawlins, 1996. Report summarizes GreenCOM's integration of gender concerns into all project work, with specific examples from individual projects. 13 pgs.
  3. Gender and Recycling: Qualitative Phase, Quito, Ecuador, by Francisca Rivadeneira, et. al., 1996. Summary report of formative research results. 21 pgs.
  4. Recycling by Men and Women in Quito Neighborhoods: Findings and Implications, by Orlando Hernández and Barbara Rawlins, 1996. Examines the results of pilot recycling program in Quito and why recycling rates are falling over time. 45 pgs.

Type of Resource Treaty Chapter
Title Agenda 21: Chapter 24. Global action for women towards sustainable and equitable development
Author United Nations Conference on Environment and Development
Affiliation United Nations
Url http://www.cnie.org/agenda21/a21-24.htm
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
Abstract Text of Chapter 24 of the Treaty adopted at the 1992 United Nations Confrence on Environment and Development (UNCED - the "Earth Summit") in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Type of Resource 3 Reports
Title Various (see below)
Author Various (see below)
Affiliation United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization
Url http://www.fao.org/waicent/faoinfo/sustdev/WPdirect/specials.htm
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
  1. Asian women in agriculture, environment and rural production (February 1999) Based on fact sheets prepared by FAO's Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, this Special provides a general profile, plus an analysis of women's roles in agriculture, environment, rural production and food security, in 10 countries: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Lao PDR, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. The original fact sheets are also available as full-colour PDF files.
  2. Gender and participation in agricultural development planning (February 1998) Draws on the experiences of 12 FAO projects that tested various approaches aimed at making agricultural planning more participatory and responsive to the needs of both male and female farmers. From these experiences, FAO prepared 10 case studies and an issues paper focussing on four areas: producing gender disaggregated information, training agricultural staff in participatory methods, linking farmer's priorities with policy-making and planning processes, and promoting institutional change. Special includes Jeanne Koopman's Key issues from 10 case studies for immediate browsing, and both her paper and the case studies for downloading (Word 6.0, zipped). A shorter version of the Special is available in French and Spanish.
  3. Gender: the key to sustainability and food security (May 1997) This Special presentation describes FAO's conceptual framework for analysing gender's implications for sustainable agriculture and rural development. It shows how FAO is transforming these ideas into strategies and action in the areas of natural resources management, agricultural support systems, food and nutrition, and improved policy-making and planning. Also available in French and Spanish.

Type of Resource Summary
Title Population project for fisherwomen in the Philippines
Author Food and Agriculture Organization
Affiliation United Nations
Url http://www.fao.org/WAICENT/FAOINFO/SUSTDEV/WPdirect/WPan0013.htm
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
Abstract This 1996 summary of a report "describes an FAO/UNFPA project for women in fishing communities in the Philippines. The project, implemented between 1990 and 1994 in Capiz and Pangasinan provinces, was very successful in improving the socio-economic status of women and their families and in promoting family planning and reproductive health care. The achievements of the project have attracted wide interest internationally. It has been featured on CNN and national TV stations and also at the Conference on Population and Development in Cairo. The project also attracted visitors and study groups from Asian and African countries. After the termination of UNFPA/FAO assistance in December 1994, the provincial governments expanded their support to the 78 women groups formed by the project. The lessons learnt from the project will be useful in designing and developing population activities in other countries."

Type of Resource Magazine
Title People and the Planet - The Girl Child
Author Various
Affiliation Various
Url http://www.oneworld.org/patp/previous.html
Peer Review No
Abstract Fall 1998 issue includes:

Type of Resource Article
Title Women and Biodiversity
Author World Resources Institute
Affiliation World Resources Institute
Url http://www.igc.org/wri/biodiv/women-01.html
Peer Review No
Abstract "All too often, the vital contribution of women to the management of biological resources, and to economic production generally, has been misunderstood, ignored, or underestimated. . . ."

Type of Resource Article
Title Women in Forestry
Author World Resources Institute
Affiliation World Resources Institute
Url http://www.igc.org/wri/biodiv/women-02.html
Peer Review No
Abstract Article drawn from Engendering Central American Forestry Management: The Integration of Women in Forest Policy Initiatives by Lori Ann Thrupp, Center for
International Development and Environment, with Arleen Mayorga, Ministerio del Ambiente y Recursos Naturales de Nicaragua (May 1994) Includes:

Type of Resource Fact Sheet
Title The Facts of Women's Health and the Environment
Author Women's Environment and Development Organization
Affiliation Women's Environment and Development Organization
Url http://www.wedo.org/monitor/health.htm
Peer Review No
Abstract Short statement citing seven examples of the adverse impact of environmental contions on womens health. Drawn from Risks, Rights and Reforms: A 50-Country Survey Assessing Government Actions Five Years After the International Conference on Population and Development (WEDO, March 1999).

Type of Resource Project Description
Title Breast Cancer on Cape Cod
Author Silent Spring Institute
Affiliation Silent Spring Institute
Url http://www.silentspring.org/Projects/Capestudy/Capebrca.html
Peer Review Unknown
Abstract "Concerned about elevated breast cancer rates on Cape Cod, coupled with the uniquely vulnerable environment, in 1994 the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition formed Silent Spring Institute, an independent scientific research organization, to search for answers. With funds administered by the state Department of Public Health, Silent Spring Institute initiated the Cape Cod Breast Cancer and Environment Study."


Type of Resource Report excerpts
Title Women, Equity, and Sustainable Development: Introduction
Author World Resources Institute
Affiliation World Resources Institute
Url http://www.igc.org/wri/enved/women/index.html      (Temporarily Unavailable)
Peer Review Unknown
Abstract "This section contains excerpts from the Teacher's Guide to World Resources chapter entitled Women, Equity, and Sustainable Development. These tests, quizzes and fact sheets can be used in middle school or high school. A lesson plan and overhead masters are included in the published version, which is listed under "Ordering Information."  Includes:

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