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(The) State of Food and Agriculture 2010-2011. Women in agriculture: Closing the gender gap for development

(The) State of Food and Agriculture 2010-2011. Women in agriculture: Closing the gender gap for development
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). March 2011
  • The 2010-2011 edition of the State of Food and Agriculture makes the "business case" for addressing gender issues in agriculture and rural employment and documents gender gaps in the access to a wide range of agricultural resources, including land, livestock, farm labour, education, extension services, credit, fertilizers and mechanical equipment. The report presents empirical estimates of the potential gains that could be achieved by closing the gender gap in agriculture and rural employment. It evaluates experiences from many countries with gender and development policies and offers proven measures to promote gender equality and empower women. The water linkage is addressed in chapter 2 "Women's work" and chapter 5 "Closing the gender gap in agriculture and rural employment".
  • Geographical coverage: Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Equity, Food security, Gender, Infrastructure, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Rural areas
  • Main target audience: Development agencies, Gender specialists, Policy makers, Project managers
  • Main purpose: Assessment
  • Type of resource: Global report
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Published in 2015