A new report from FAO, IFAD and ILO looks at gender dimensions of agricultural and rural development. The report gives trends and statistics about proportion of women in agriculture versus men. In Tanzania and Mozambique women are the majority. The report outlines the general trend of femininization of agriculture globally. Women tend to be the food producers of what people eat at home. Men focus on commercial agriculture. The report argues that women are hampered by persistent gender inequalities. And policymakers and researchers seeking to respond to this situation are hindered by gaps in data and analysis. The report contributes to that knowledge.
Institutional Sponsors: the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, the International Fund for Agricultural Development, the International Labour Office, and Pathways Out of Poverty