The State of Food and Agriculture 2010-2011

THE STATE
OF FOOD
AND
AGRICULTURE
2010-2011

WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE
Closing the gender gap for development

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FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Rome, 2011



TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword   (Download pdf 495 Kb)
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations and acronyms

PART I - Women in agriculture: closing the gender gap for development

1. The gender gap in agriculture  (Download pdf 215 Kb)

    Structure of the report and key messages
    Key messages of the report

2. Women’s work (Download pdf 498 Kb)

    Women in agriculture
    Women in rural labour markets
    Key messages

3. Documenting the gender gap in agriculture (Download pdf 693 Kb)

    Land
    Livestock
    Farm labour
    Education
    Information and extension
    Financial services
    Technology
    Key messages

4. Gains from closing the gender gap (Download pdf 130 Kb)

    Productivity of male and female farmers
    Production gains from closing the gender gap
    Other social and economic benefits of closing the gender gap
    Key messages

5. Closing the gender gap in agriculture and rural employment (Download pdf 105 Kb)

    Closing the gap in access to land
    Closing the gap in rural labour markets
    Closing the financial services gap
    Closing the gap in social capital through women’s groups
    Closing the technology gap
    Key messages

6. Closing the gender gap for development (Download pdf 47 Kb)

PART II - World food and agriculture in review (Download pdf 1Mb)

    Trends in undernourishment
    Food production, consumption and trade during the crises
    Recent trends in agricultural prices: a higher price plateau, and greater price volatility
    Conclusions

PART III - Statistical annex (Download pdf 374 Kb)

    Notes on the Annex tables

    Table A1  Total population, female share of population and rural share of population
                   in 1980, 1995 and 2010

    Table A2  Female share of national, rural and urban population aged 15–49, most
                   recent and earliest observations

    Table A3  Economically active population, female share of economically active population and
                   agricultural share of economically active women in 1980, 1995 and 2010

    Table A4  Economically active population, agricultural share of economically active population
                   and female share of economically active in agriculture in 1980, 1995 and 2010

    Table A5  Share of households in rural areas that are female-headed, most recent and earliest
                   observations, and total agricultural holders and female share of agricultural holders,
                   most recent observation

    Table A6  Share of adult population with chronic energy deficiency (CED – body mass index
                   less than 18.5) by sex and share of children underweight by sex, residence and
                   household wealth quintile, most recent observations

References (Download pdf  233 Kb)
Special chapters of The State of Food and Agriculture


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