Gender needs expressed in theState of Food and Agriculture                 Report 2011                                    ...
Women are a key                           resource in agriculturePercentage 100  80  60  40  20   0         Males         ...
Female share of               agricultural labour force6050403020100     East and Southeast Asia      Latin America and th...
Bolivia             Ecuador          Guatemala           Nicaragua             Panama         Bangladesh           Indones...
Women farmers produce       less per unit of land…Percentage   Sorghum          Vegetables          All crops   0 -10     ...
…because they use fewer                            inputs (e.g. fertilizers)      Bolivia   Ecuador Guatemala  Nicaragua  ...
Women and men have                       different innovation needsLabour-saving tech         Education      Capital-credi...
What needs to be done:6 priority areas• Policy• Legal• Technology• Leadership• Social• Knowledge & Research
Thank you.                        M. Ann Tutwiler      Deputy Director General - Knowledge       Food and Agriculture Orga...
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Learning Event No. 13, Session 1: Tutwiler. ARDD2012 Rio

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Presentation by Dr Ann Tutwiler, Deputy Director General, UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), at the 2012 Agriculture and Rural Development Day (ARDD) in Rio de Janiero, Learning Event No. 13, Session 1: Gender needs expressed in the State of Food and Agriculture Report 2011.

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Learning Event No. 13, Session 1: Tutwiler. ARDD2012 Rio

  1. 1. Gender needs expressed in theState of Food and Agriculture Report 2011 M. Ann TutwilerARDD Learning event Deputy Director General - KnowledgeRio de Janeiro 18 June 2012 Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  2. 2. Women are a key resource in agriculturePercentage 100 80 60 40 20 0 Males Males Males Males Males Males Females Females Females Females Females Females Developing Sub-Saharan Latin America East and Near East and South Asia countries Africa and the Southeast Asia North Africa Caribbean Agriculture Industry Services
  3. 3. Female share of agricultural labour force6050403020100 East and Southeast Asia Latin America and the Caribbean Near East and North Africa South Asia Sub-Saharan Africa
  4. 4. Bolivia Ecuador Guatemala Nicaragua Panama Bangladesh Indonesia Nepal Pakistan Tajikistan 0 Viet Nam Ghana Madagascar Malawi 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11But they control Average farm size (ha) less land Female-headed households Male-headed households
  5. 5. Women farmers produce less per unit of land…Percentage Sorghum Vegetables All crops 0 -10 -21 -18 -20 -41 -30 -40 -50 Gap between yields on male- and female-controlled plots in Burkina Faso
  6. 6. …because they use fewer inputs (e.g. fertilizers) Bolivia Ecuador Guatemala Nicaragua PanamaBangladesh Nepal Pakistan Tajikistan Viet Nam GhanaMadagascar Malawi Nigeria 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 Percentage of households using fertilizers Female-headed households Male-headed households
  7. 7. Women and men have different innovation needsLabour-saving tech Education Capital-credit IGAs Health Ag.inputs & tech. Others 0 2 4 6 Women Men
  8. 8. What needs to be done:6 priority areas• Policy• Legal• Technology• Leadership• Social• Knowledge & Research
  9. 9. Thank you. M. Ann Tutwiler Deputy Director General - Knowledge Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
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