Women Key To Food Security

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Women are on the frontlines in the fight against hunger, poverty and environmental degradation.

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Women Key To Food Security

  1. 1. Women: The Key to Food & Nutrition Security <ul><li>hunger </li></ul><ul><li>poverty </li></ul><ul><li>environmental </li></ul><ul><li>degradation </li></ul>Women are on the frontlines in the fight against:
  2. 2. Women: The Key to Food & Nutrition Security <ul><ul><li>food security </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>prosperity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a healthy environment </li></ul></ul>Years of IFPRI research shows that empowering women is key for: © 2006 Don Doering/IFPRI
  3. 3. Empowering Women: Key Recommendations <ul><ul><li>eradicate gender discrimination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>improve the status of women </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reform & monitor legal Institutions to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase access to education for </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>women and girls </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Empowering Women: Key Recommendations <ul><li>Target resources to women, such as: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>food aid </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>agricultural inputs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Increase women’s ability to actively participate in the development process </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Reform Legal Institutions <ul><li>property rights </li></ul><ul><li>inheritance laws </li></ul><ul><li>divorce laws </li></ul>Changing: can improve women’s access to land and other resources
  6. 6. Improve Women’s Social & Economic Status <ul><li>mental health </li></ul><ul><li>physical health </li></ul><ul><li>life & longevity </li></ul><ul><li>of her children </li></ul>Raising a woman’s status dramatically improves the: © 2006 Michael Rubinstein/IFPRI
  7. 7. Increase Female Education <ul><li>Increasing </li></ul><ul><li>women’s </li></ul><ul><li>education </li></ul><ul><li>reduces child </li></ul><ul><li>malnutrition </li></ul>© 2006 Michael Rubinstein/IFPRI
  8. 8. Contributions to Reductions in Child Malnutrition, 1970-95
  9. 9. Target Resources to Women <ul><ul><li>credit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>seeds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>fertilizer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>new technologies </li></ul></ul>Improving women’s access to resources, such as: reduces poverty, increases productivity
  10. 10. Research on Women Is Critical to Achieving IFPRI’s Mission <ul><li>Reducing </li></ul><ul><li>gender </li></ul><ul><li>disparities </li></ul><ul><li>promotes </li></ul><ul><li>better food </li></ul><ul><li>and nutrition </li></ul><ul><li>security for all </li></ul>© 2006 Don Doering/IFPRI

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