Women, Food Security and Agriculture in the Global Market Place

(from Shiriin Barakzai, Independent, United Kingdom)

Report by Rekha Mehra and Mary Hill Rojas; International Centre for Research on Women (ICRW); 2008

The steep increase in global food prices has added nearly 100 million people to the numbers who are chronically hungry, pushing the world total to nearly 1 billion people. This paper reviews current thinking and practice on increasing agricultural productivity, both subsistence and commercial farming, and examines what is known as women’s roles in both sectors.

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