Women: Still the Key to Food and Nutrition Security

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This document is a result of a research, which proves that empowering women is the key to ensuring food and nutrition security in the developing world. It is divided in two Parts: Findings and Recommendations.

Part I:
  • T argeting women in agricultural technology.
  • Equalizing agricultural inputs between men and women.
  • Gender disparities in property rights.
  • Raising a woman's status.
  • Targeting programs to women.
  • The social and economic status of women.

Part II:
  • Reform and monitor legal institutions.
  • Target resources to women.
  • Increase women's ability to actively participate.

This research brings together findings on gender and food security and offers proof to policymakers that reducing gender disparities promotes better food and nutrition security for all.
International Food Policy Research Institute
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