The state of food and agriculture, 2010-2011 | Land Portal | Sécurisation des droits fonciers à travers les données ouvertes

Informations sur la ressource

Date of publication: 
décembre 2011
Resource Language: 
ISBN / Resource ID: 
FAODOCREP:99f234e5-fac5-5a06-8964-b455b4ffe721
Pages: 
160
License of the resource: 
Copyright details: 
© FAO. FAO is committed to making its content freely available and encourages the use, reproduction and dissemination of the text, multimedia and data presented. Except where otherwise indicated, content may be copied, printed and downloaded for private study, research and teaching purposes, and for use in non-commercial products or services, provided that appropriate acknowledgement of FAO as the source and copyright holder is given and that FAO's endorsement of users' views, products or services is not stated or implied in any way.

Women make significant contributions to the rural economy in all developing country regions. Their roles OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE differ across regions, yet they consistently have less access than men to the resources and opportunities they need to be more productive. Increasing women’s access to land, livestock, education, financial services, extension, technology and rural employment would boost their productivity and generate gains in terms of agricultural production, food security, economic growth and social welfare. Closing the gender gap in agricultural inputs alone could lift 100–- 150 million people out of hunger. No blueprint exists for closing the gender gap, but some basic principles are universal: governments, the international community and civil society should work together to eliminate discrimination under the law, to promote equal access to resources and opportunities, to ensure that agricultural policies and programmes are gender-aware, and to make women’s voices heard as equal partners for sustainable development. Achieving gender equality and empowering women in agriculture is not only the right thing to do. It is also crucial for agricultural development and food security.

Auteurs et éditeurs

Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 
Agriculture and Economic Development Analysis Division Economic and Social Development Department
Corporate Author(s): 
Publisher(s): 

Fournisseur de données

Partagez cette page