FAO, ILO and IFAD Call for Papers on Agricultural Employment

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