Thursday, January 5, 2012

The gender gap is pulling us behind in the war against hunger and poverty

In my work I have always tried to underscore the importance of gender balance in agriculture if meaningful gains have to be made in the war against hunger and poverty. Women make significant contributions to the rural economy in all developing country regions. Their roles differ across regions, yet they consistently have less access than men to the resources and opportunities they need to be more productive.
And as if they were mindreaders FAO shares the same sentiments but this time, backed by research findings in this presentation.


  1. Gender imbalance must be addressed trully. It is honestly pulling our women behind.

  2. very true and very important. Keep doing what you are doing. we need more young people excited about agriculture.