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Title: Gender in Agriculture Sourcebook
Authors: Foley, Michael
Keywords: Women in agriculture
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: The World Bank
Description: Three out of every four poor people in developing countries live in rural areas, and most of them depend directly or indi- rectly on agriculture for their livelihoods. In many parts of the world, women are the main farmers or producers, but their roles remain largely unrecognized. The 2008 World Development Report: Agriculture for Development highlights the vital role of agriculture in sustainable development and its importance in achieving the Millennium Development Goal of halving by 2015 the share of people suffering from extreme poverty and hunger. Climate change and rising food prices are reminders of the need to focus on food secu- rity and agriculture for development; and the material pre- sented in the Gender in Agriculture Sourcebook suggests that accounting for the different roles of women and men and gender equality in access to resources and opportunities is a necessary condition for doing so.
ISBN: 978-0-8213-7588-4
Appears in Collections:Gender Studies

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