FAO, ILO and IFAD Call for Papers on Agricultural Employment
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August 2008: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
(FAO), the International Labor Organization (ILO), and the International Fund
for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have announced a call for papers addressing
“Gender dimensions of agricultural and rural employment: differentiated
pathways out of poverty” to be presented at a global technical expert workshop
to be held in March-April 2009 (dates to be confirmed), in Rome, Italy. The
workshop comes as a follow up to recent international policy discussions on
rural employment, a central element in equitable growth and poverty reduction,
but which faces the challenges of the global food crisis and climate change.

The submitted papers will be considered for: publication as
an edited electronic series accessible on the FAO, ILO and IFAD websites;
secondary FAO publications; and as a possible input for a future publication of
the State of Food and Agriculture. The deadline for submitting abstracts is 15
October 2008. [Call for