ASEAN Regional Agricultural Trade Environment Assessment Reports: Gender

Addressing gender in the context of food security can reduce hunger, improve food security and nutrition, and reduce poverty. The Food and Agriculture Organization has found that “giving women the same access as men to agricultural resources could increase production on women's farms in developing countries by 20 to 30 percent,” thereby raising total agricultural production in developing countries by 2.5 to 4 percent. At the same time, changes in agriculture and trade policy often affect women and men differently, both on the farm and in other sectors. Institutions that plan for such distinct impact tend to better serve their stakeholders as a whole. 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 5:00am