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Rural Women

  • The Female Face of Farming

    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.

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  • The Gender Gap

    Women could achieve the same yields if they had equal access to productive resources and services. Currently they are only able to access a fraction of the land, credit, inputs and training that men can.

    But women all over the world are starting to fill this gap.

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