Women grow much of the world's food

August 1, 2014



“Globally, women account for nearly half – 43 percent– of the world’s farmers, although their contribution to the agricultural labour force can be much higher– more than 60 percent in some countries. Women grow or raise much of the world’s food. They could be doing much more, if they had access to needed resources and had a voice in the decisions that have an impact on their lives and the lives of their families” page 4


Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Jaques Diouf, “Women – Key to Food Security,” FAO at Work 2010-2011, (Rome, 2011), 4, accessed August 1, 2014, http://www.fao.org/docrep/014/am719e/am719e00.pdf.


This is a good quote, but it is from 1996 – way too old: “ON A GLOBAL SCALE, women produce more than half of all the food that is grown”.


Source: “Women Feed the World, World Food Summit: Food For All” Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Corporate Document Repository, accessed August 1, 2014, http://www.fao.org/docrep/x0262e/x0262e16.htm


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