What Works for Women: Proven approaches for empowering women smallholders and achieving food security

Content Type
Working Paper
Institution
Oxfam Publishing
Abstract
What changes do we need to empower women smallholders and achieve food security? This question has been asked repeatedly over the past several decades, but transformative changes in both public policy and practice have been few and far between. 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.
Topic
Security, Agriculture, Gender Issues, Food, Famine
Political Geography
United Nations