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Engaging women and men equally in managing biodiversity

Guidelines to address gender equality in policies and projects related to biodiversity









Picot, L., Sisto, I. & Furst, M. 2023. Engaging women and men equally in managing biodiversity. Guidelines to address gender equality inpolicies and projects related to biodiversity. Rome, FAO.





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