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Does gender equality matter in agriculture?

Published on April 10, 2015

Many smallholder farmers in developing countries are women. Women participate in all aspects of rural life, from paid employment to trade and marketing. They raise crops and animals, collect water and wood for fuel, and care for family members.

But we didn’t always understand just how critical their role was to ending global hunger. We now know that when the status of women improves, agricultural productivity increases, poverty is reduced, and nutrition improves. It’s why Feed the Future prioritizes empowering women in agriculture.

Read more... | Source: Feed the Future.