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Gender equality in Near East, North Africa, Europe and Central Asia
Work in agriculture is an important form of female employment, but with large variations across the region. In Georgia and Morocco, women in agriculture account for almost 60 per cent of the total female workforce. In Jordan, they amount to only 4 per cent.
Household mentoring in Uganda
When it comes to bringing about change in the most disadvantaged households, development projects are often at a loss. Extreme poverty, illiteracy and lack of self-esteem isolate people and make them difficult to reach through the usual channels.
Spotlight on climate and environment: Near East and North Africa
The Spotlight on Environment and Climate page looks at the specific climate vulnerabilities faced by smallholder farmers, focusing on a different region
Spotlight on climate and environment: Asia and Pacific
Asia is already experiencing the impacts of climate change that are as diverse as the continent itself. From rising average temperatures that threaten the viability of crops, to sea level rise and salinity intrusion in coastal areas, to more intense droughts and floods.
Spotlight on climate and environment: Latin America and the Caribbean
Although Latin America bears little historical responsibility for climate change, many of the current climate change studies indicate that the frequency of extreme weather events will increase in the future.
Ten things to know about rural youth
The global population of young people aged 15 to 24 is more than 1.2 billion. Their numbers are declining in developed regions but increasing in the developing world. (United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, 2013)
Ten things to know about gender equality and rural poverty
Over 70% of the world’s poor people live in rural areas and most rural women and men rely on agriculture. But rural women generally have more limited access than men to inputs, services, rural organisations, productive infrastructure and technologies.
Ten things to know about gender equality and rural poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean
In Latin America and the Caribbean, women in formal employment are less likely to work in the agricultural sector than in other developing regions. In 2010, females comprised just over 20 per cent of those who were economically active in agriculture.