During the 43rd Committee on World Food Security (CFS43), participants discussed farmers, ago-entrepreneurs, and family businesses. There was much talk about women farmers and their importance in rural development. But the question is: where are the women farmers? During the sessions, I was looking forward to finding the young people and women farmers.
If women want to change their status they need to be the agents of that change. And social change is the goal of the Joint Programme on Accelerating Progress towards the Economic Empowerment of Rural Women (RWEE).
A majority of small-scale farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa are women. Few of them however have legal ownership titles to their land but usually get access to it through their husbands, male relatives or in other informal ways, making their landholding situation inherently dependent and insecure.
This book distills lessons learned about integrating gender equality into agricultural development initiatives in Africa, with case studies of efforts at all levels, from households to national government.
There is a strong causal link between gender-based discrimination and the different channels to food access —through own-production, access to waged employment, or social protection.According to FAO closing gender gap will rise more than 100 million people from chronical hunger as well as increase agricultural output and dcrease yield gaps.The new report issued by Asian Development Bank (ADB)