The vital role of women in agriculture and rural development

The document highlights the vital role of women in agriculture and rural development. It demonstrates that eliminating the gap between men and women in access to agricultural resources would raise yields on women’s farms by 20-30 per cent and increase agricultural production in developing countries by 2.5-4 per cent, which could in turn reduce the number of undernourished people ly by 12-17 percent or 100-150 million people.

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Bibliographic information

Subject area(s): Local development; Rural development; Economic empowerment; Poverty

Resource type: Issue papers

Resource year: 2011

Publishing entities: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)