Solving World Hunger with Empowered Women Farmers

Posted April 15, 2011 User_image_bg Kristine


As global food prices continue to remain high, with potential increases on the horizon because of soaring oil prices and supply concerns, experts says there is one often-overlooked solution for fighting hunger: women. Gender gap Women are vital to food production in many developing countries, making up on average 43 percent of the agricultural labor force. Some estimate that 80 percent of those involved in farming in Africa and 60 percent in Asia are women.

Source: http://globalvoicesonline.org/2011/04/15/is-empowe...

As global food prices continue to remain high, with potential increases on the horizon because of soaring oil prices and supply concerns, experts says there is one often-overlooked solution for fighting hunger: women.

Gender gap

Women are vital to food production in many developing countries, making up on average 43 percent of the agricultural labor force. Some estimate that 80 percent of those involved in farming in Africa and 60 percent in Asia are women.

Source: http://globalvoicesonline.org/2011/04/15/is-empowering-women-key-to-eradicating-global-hunger/

In the search for solutions to the global food crisis, we might be missing a crucial point: the participation of women in agriculture. An article on Global Voices points out the role of women in producing food crops.




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