The status of women in agrifood systems

New background papers available


Tackling gender inequalities in agrifood systems and empowering women reduces hunger, boosts the economy, and reinforces resilience to shocks such as climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic, as shown in last year's FAO report The Status of Women in Agrifood System.

In commemoration of International Women's Day, we are unveiling six background papers accompanying the main report. Each paper delves into critical aspects of agrifood systems from a gender perspective, shedding light on the specific challenges faced by women.

These findings are not just meant to inform but also to catalyze action towards gender equality and women’s empowerment, ultimately benefiting society as a whole. The study underscores that closing the gender gap in farm productivity and the wage gap in agricultural employment would increase global gross domestic product by nearly $1 trillion and reduce the number of food-insecure people by 45 million.