Food Crises and Gender Inequality

Food Crises and Gender Inequality
Food Crises and Gender Inequality
Resource Type: Report
By: Agarwal, B.
Year of publication: 2011

[:en]This paper examines the current food crises, the projected effect of climate change, the vulnerabilities created by regional concentrations of food production, imports and exports, and the significant role of women as food producers, consumers and family food managers. Bridging productivity differentials between male and female farmers, by helping women overcome production constraints, would significantly increase agricultural output. This becomes an imperative, given the feminization of agriculture. Institutionally, a group approach to farming would help women and other small holders enhance their access to land and inputs, benefit from economies of scale, and increase their bargaining power economically and socially[:]

Publisher of the resource: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
Language(s): English
Availability: Freely available

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