Investing in rural women for food security

Chicken-raising collectives, water-harvesting systems and community-based savings and credit schemes are some of the strategies that women’s groups have used to boost food production and incomes, showing themselves to be indispensable in the fight against hunger.

New FAO database eyes gender gap in land rights

A new database launched by FAO puts the spotlight on one of the major stumbling blocks to rural development – widespread inequalities between men and women in their access to land.

Food security in times of crisis: rural women speak out

Analucy Bengochea, Gódavari Dange, Florence Shakafuswa and Nereide Segala Coelho
Hundreds of rural women in Africa, Asia and Latin America took part recently in grassroots consultations on food insecurity and its impacts. A selection of viewpoints...

Food security risks of liquid biofuel production

Andrea Rossi and Yianna Lambrou
The complex interrelationship between bioenergy and food security, and the challenges posed by the growing demand for food and fuel in an increasingly carbon-constrained world

What are "women's crops", and why?

Sabine Guendel
Farming women may grow lower-value subsistence crops not because they prefer to, but because they cannot access the resources that would permit them to do otherwise
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