In Africa, women own 1% of agricultural land, receive 7% of agricultural extension services and access just under 10% of agricultural credit. But women constitute 43% of the agricultural labour force in the developing world and they are invariably responsible for critical if not all household consumption responsibilities.
The FAO estimates that increasing women?s contribution to food production and enterprise by providing equal access to opportunities and resources could reduce the number of chronically hungry people by between 12% and 17% - or between 100 million and 150 million people. For CARE, addressing this challenge represents the front line in the improving global food security.
On the occasion of International Women's Day, the Hunger Alliance and partners in the UK developed a good practice paper that draws on evidence from various programmes and provides analysis and recommendations for various actors to increase targeted attention to the gender dimension of food production.
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