FAO at the CTA Brussels Briefing on major drivers for rural transformation in Africa

Mr. Peter Wobst, FAO Senior Economist at the Gender Equity and Rural Employment Division  will make a presentation on 14th of September 2011 at the CTA Brussels policy briefing No 24 which will be on “Major drivers for rural 


transformation in Africa: job creation for rural growth”. His presentation will be on creating employment for rural youth and rural women.

The program of the CTA briefing can be consulted: http://brusselsbriefings.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/programme-rural-transformation-in-africa.pdf

Reference material on the subject matter can be consulted at the following link:

Gender dimensions of agricultural and rural employment: Differentiated pathway out of poverty (FAO, IFAD, ILO 2010):  http://www.fao.org/docrep/013/i1638e/i1638e.pdf 

Rural Youth Employment in developing Countries: A Global View, FAO, March 2010:  http://www.fao.org/docrep/012/al414e/al414e00.pdf

Investing in skills for socio-economic empowerment of rural women (FAO, IFAD, ILO 2010): http://www.fao.org/docrep/013/i2008e/i2008e02.pdf

Agricultural value chain development: Threat or opportunity for women employment (FAO, IFAD, ILO 2010): http://www.fao.org/docrep/013/i2008e/i2008e04.pdf

The state of agriculture 2010-2011: women in agriculture, closing the gender gap for development (FAO, 2011): http://www.fao.org/docrep/013/i2050e/i2050e00.htm

Rural women’s entrepreneurship is good business (FAO,IFAD, ILO 2010): http://www.fao.org/docrep/013/i2008e/i2008e03.pdf

Women in infrastructure works: boosting gender equality and rural development (FAO,IFAD, ILO 2010): http://www.fao.org/docrep/013/i2008e/i2008e05.pdf

Youth: Junior farmer field and live schools: http://www.fao.org/bestpractices/content/11/11_04_en.htm