FAO Info Graphics Illustrate the Importance of Women in Agriculture

March 14, 2014 by

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has published a series of info graphics illustrating the importance of women in agriculture in the developing world.

“Women are the backbone of the rural economy, especially in the developing world. Yet they receive only a fraction of the land, credit, inputs (such as improved seeds and fertilizers), agricultural training and information compared to men.

Empowering and investing in rural women has been shown to significantly increase productivity, reduce hunger and malnutrition and improve rural livelihoods.  And not only for women, but for everyone,” FAO states.

Learn more about women in agriculture, the gender gaps and their impact on the FAO site.

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