Programa de Manejo Integrado de Producción y Plagas en África

Gender Equality in Food Security Governance and Agriculture

Food insecurity is caused by many factors. Among these is the fact that women and youth lack the resources and opportunities they need to make the most of their time and labour. Women account for a great proportion of the agricultural labour force, produce the majority of food grown, and perform most of the unpaid care work in rural areas; yet, they do not enjoy equality with men when it comes to assets, land, food and nutrition, work opportunities, education and participation in decision-making.