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

Rural employment, gender and poverty

Marzia Fontana, with Cristina Paciello
Poverty often pushes women into off-farm employment, which can make a critical difference in the poverty status of their households. How much a woman benefits depends on how her new income is distributed
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