The State of Food and Agriculture 2010-2011: Women in Agriculture.

The Food and Agriculture Organization's report on the gender gap in agriculture examines land access, livestock, labor, education, information and extension, financial services, and technology. It also details trends in undernourishment, food production, consumption and trade during food crises, and trends in agricultural prices. With respect to closing the gender gap, the report recommends that projects bundle interventions, so that several constraints are addressed at the same time. It also notes that gender aware agricultural policy decisions are of critical importance. Projects should build human capital of women and girls, free women's time so that they can pursue more productive activities, and legally eliminate discrimination against women. This report provides a comprehensive set of tables on gender differences in agricultural production and other key activities.

Citation: 
Food and Agriculture Organization. 2011. The State of Food and Agriculture 2010-2011: Women in Agriculture. Rome: FAO.
Year: 
2015
Media Type: 
Policy Brief
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