Posted by in on November 11, 2011

What Works for Women: Proven Approaches for Empowering Women Smallholders and Achieving Food Security

“According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), closing the ‘gender gap’ in agriculture – or increasing women’s contribution to food production and enterprise by providing equal access to resources and opportunities – could reduce the number of hungry people in the world by 12-17 per cent, or by 100 to 150 million people.” This report underlines the importance of closing the gender gap in agriculture as a means to achieve food security. It provides recommendations to different stakeholders as to how this can be achieved.