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Economic and Social Development Department
The State of
Food and
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2010-11
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Food and Agriculture
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The State of
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Agriculture
2010-11
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Food and Agriculture
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United Nations
The State of
Food and
Agriculture
2010-11
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Food and Agriculture
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United Nations
The State of
Food and
Agriculture
2010-11
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Food and Agriculture
Organization of the
United Nations
The State of
Food and
Agriculture
2010-11
Economic and Social Deve...
Food and Agriculture
Organization of the
United Nations
The State of
Food and
Agriculture
2010-11
Economic and Social Deve...
Food and Agriculture
Organization of the
United Nations
The State of
Food and
Agriculture
2010-11
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Food and Agriculture
Organization of the
United Nations
The State of
Food and
Agriculture
2010-11
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Food and Agriculture
Organization of the
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The State of
Food and
Agriculture
2010-11
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Food and Agriculture
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The State of
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Agriculture
2010-11
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Food and Agriculture
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The State of
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2010-11
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The State of
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2010-11
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2010-11
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2010-11
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2010-11
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The State of Food and Agriculture 2011

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More than 100 million people could be lifted out of poverty if women had the same access to productive resources as men.

New figures from this year's edition of the “State of Food and Agriculture” show how improving gender equality in agriculture would generate significant gains for the agricultural sector and society as a whole.

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The State of Food and Agriculture 2011

  1. 1. Economic and Social Development Department The State of Food and Agriculture 2010-11 Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 2010-11 The State of Food and Agriculture Women in agriculture: Closing the gender gap for development Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Rome, March 2011
  2. 2. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations The State of Food and Agriculture 2010-11 Economic and Social Development Department Women farmers produce less... Source: Udry et al. (1995), Gender differentials in farm productivity: implications for household efficiency and agricultural policy. Food Policy, 20(5): 407-423.
  3. 3. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations The State of Food and Agriculture 2010-11 Economic and Social Development Department because they operate smaller farms… Source: FAO Rural Income Generating Activities Database (2010).
  4. 4. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations The State of Food and Agriculture 2010-11 Economic and Social Development Department …and use fewer inputs (e.g. fertilizer) Source: FAO Rural Income Generating Activities Database (2010).
  5. 5. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations The State of Food and Agriculture 2010-11 Economic and Social Development Department Gains from closing the gender gap  Productivity gains • 20 to 30 percent on women’s farms • 2.5 to 4 percent at national level  Food security gains • 12 to 17 percent reduction in the number of hungry • 100 to 150 million people lifted out of hunger  Broader economic and social gains • Better health, nutrition and education outcomes for children • Higher human capital, which promotes economic growth
  6. 6. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations The State of Food and Agriculture 2010-11 Economic and Social Development Department Gains from closing the gender gap  Productivity gains • 20 to 30 percent on women’s farms • 2.5 to 4 percent at national level  Food security gains • 12 to 17 percent reduction in the number of hungry • 100 to 150 million people lifted out of hunger  Broader economic and social gains • Better health, nutrition and education outcomes for children • Higher human capital, which promotes economic growth
  7. 7. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations The State of Food and Agriculture 2010-11 Economic and Social Development Department Gains from closing the gender gap  Productivity gains • 20 to 30 percent on women’s farms • 2.5 to 4 percent at national level  Food security gains • 12 to 17 percent reduction in the number of hungry • 100 to 150 million people lifted out of hunger  Broader economic and social gains • Better health, nutrition and education outcomes for children • Higher human capital, which promotes economic growth
  8. 8. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations The State of Food and Agriculture 2010-11 Economic and Social Development Department Gains from closing the gender gap  Productivity gains • 20 to 30 percent on women’s farms • 2.5 to 4 percent at national level  Food security gains • 12 to 17 percent reduction in the number of hungry • 100 to 150 million people lifted out of hunger  Broader economic and social gains • Better health, nutrition and education outcomes for children • Higher human capital, which promotes economic growth
  9. 9. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations The State of Food and Agriculture 2010-11 Economic and Social Development Department Steps to close the gender gap  Good agricultural policy must consider gender differences  Ensure equality for women under the law  Invest in the human capital of women and girls  Provide access to public services and technologies to free up women’s time
  10. 10. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations The State of Food and Agriculture 2010-11 Economic and Social Development Department Steps to close the gender gap  Good agricultural policy must consider gender differences  Ensure equality for women under the law  Invest in the human capital of women and girls  Provide access to public services and technologies to free up women’s time
  11. 11. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations The State of Food and Agriculture 2010-11 Economic and Social Development Department Steps to close the gender gap  Good agricultural policy must consider gender differences  Ensure equality for women under the law  Invest in the human capital of women and girls  Provide access to public services and technologies to free up women’s time
  12. 12. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations The State of Food and Agriculture 2010-11 Economic and Social Development Department Steps to close the gender gap  Good agricultural policy must consider gender differences  Ensure equality for women under the law  Invest in the human capital of women and girls  Provide access to public services and technologies to free up women’s time
  13. 13. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations The State of Food and Agriculture 2010-11 Economic and Social Development Department Steps to close the gender gap  Good agricultural policy must consider gender differences  Ensure equality for women under the law  Invest in the human capital of women and girls  Provide access to public services and technologies to free up women’s time
  14. 14. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations The State of Food and Agriculture 2010-11 Economic and Social Development Department Policies can make a difference  Gender is a social construct, and as such it can change  Address the multiple constraints of women in agriculture holistically
  15. 15. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations The State of Food and Agriculture 2010-11 Economic and Social Development Department Policies can make a difference  Gender is a social construct, and as such it can change  Address the multiple constraints of women in agriculture holistically
  16. 16. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations The State of Food and Agriculture 2010-11 Economic and Social Development Department For more information The State of Food and Agriculture Women in agriculture: Closing the gender gap for development FAO‘s major annual flagship publication Available in English, French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic and Chinese www.fao.org/publications/sofa

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