Gender in Agriculture Sourcebook

Gender in Agriculture Sourcebook

Combines descriptive accounts of national and international experience in investing in agriculture with practical operational guidance on how to design agriculture-for-development strategies.

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Three out of every four poor people in developing countries live in rural areas, and most of them depend directly or indirectly on agriculture for their livelihoods. In many parts of the world, women are the main farmers or producers, but their roles remain largely unrecognized. The 2008 World Development Report: Agriculture for Development highlights the vital role of agriculture in sustainable development and its importance in achieving the Millennium Development Goal of halving by 2015 the share of people suffering from extreme poverty and hunger. Gender inequalities limit agricultural productivity and efficiency and in so doing, undermine development agendas. Failure to recognize the different roles of men and women in costly because it results in misguided projects and programs, forgone agricultural output and incomes, and food and nutrition insecurity. This Sourcebook is a joint project of the World Bank, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

Gender in Agriculture Sourcebook

The World Bank | Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations | International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Highlights

Module 5 - Gender and Agricultural Markets


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