Two new publications from FAO 
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CTA. 1992. Two new publications from FAO . Spore 40. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Action plan for women in development
Action plan for women in development. For many years FAO has been actively trying to promote awareness of tile role of women in agricultural and rural development. In 1988 the FAO council asked the organization to step up its efforts in this particular area. An action plan aimed at bringing about the full integration of women into the development process was adopted unanimously by the Council. The plan suggests directives on ways of introducing measures into all FAO's areas of activity that will recognize both the role and particular problems of women. FAO has now published a shortened version of it in an attempt to increase awareness of this issue as widely as possible. The plan defines four areas for action: the legal status of women, their economic and social positions, and their role in decision-taking. In each of these areas the plan recommends action to be taken in order to remove the barriers which prevent women from taking a full part in the development process, as well as those that prevent them developing their ability to do so. FAO Via delle Terme di Caracalla 00100 Rome ITALY