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Food and Agriculture
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United Nations

Economic and Social Development Department

Gender in Agriculture...
Food and Agriculture
Organization of the
United Nations

Economic and Social Development Department

The State of Food and...
Food and Agriculture
Organization of the
United Nations

Economic and Social Development Department

Women farmers operate...
Food and Agriculture
Organization of the
United Nations

Economic and Social Development Department

And achieve lower yie...
Food and Agriculture
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United Nations

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… because they use fe...
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Gains from closing th...
Food and Agriculture
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Economic and Social Development Department

Mainstreaming gender ...
Food and Agriculture
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Economic and Social Development Department

Gender in Agriculture...
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IFPRI Policy Seminar "Beyond Gender Myths: Closing the Knowledge Gap in Agriculture and Food Security" by Terri Raney

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IFPRI Policy Seminar ""Beyond Gender Myths: Closing the Knowledge Gap in Agriculture and Food Security" Presentation by Terri Raney, Senior Economist, Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) at IFPRI on 22 November 2013.

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IFPRI Policy Seminar "Beyond Gender Myths: Closing the Knowledge Gap in Agriculture and Food Security" by Terri Raney

  1. 1. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Economic and Social Development Department Gender in Agriculture: Closing the Knowledge Gap Quisumbing, Meinzen-Dick, Raney and others, eds. The State of Food and Agriculture FAO, IFPRI and Springer forthcoming 2010-11
  2. 2. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Economic and Social Development Department The State of Food and Agriculture 2010-11: Women in agriculture: Closing the gender gap for development The State of Food and Agriculture 2010-11
  3. 3. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Economic and Social Development Department Women farmers operate smaller farms… The State of Food and Agriculture 2010-11
  4. 4. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Economic and Social Development Department And achieve lower yields ... The State of Food and Agriculture 2010-11
  5. 5. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Economic and Social Development Department … because they use fewer inputs Fertilizer … also mechanical equipment, credit, education, livestock The State of Food and Agriculture 2010-11
  6. 6. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 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 The State of Food and Agriculture 2010-11
  7. 7. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Economic and Social Development Department Mainstreaming gender for agriculture  Good agricultural policy must consider gender differences  Ensure equality for women under the law  Invest in the human capital of women and girls The State of  Address the multiple constraints of women in agriculture Food and Agriculture  Provide public services and technologies to free up women’s time 2010-11
  8. 8. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Economic and Social Development Department Gender in Agriculture: Closing the Knowledge Gap  SOFA generated more material than could be published in a short report  Showed the need for a comprehensive handbook on the “state of knowledge”  Forthcoming, spring 2014 The State of Food and Agriculture 2010-11
  9. 9. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Economic and Social Development Department The State of Food and Agriculture 2010-11

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