Region: Sub-Saharan Africa | Topic: Agriculture & Food Security
Tags: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Value Chains
There is now growing recognition of the importance of attention to gender for agricultural productivity and food security. However, many “gender myths” persist; myths that either underestimate or overstate the importance of women’s roles and resources. In order to close the gender gap in productivity or assets, there is a need to close the knowledge gap. This PowerPoint presentation was given as part of a policy seminar hosted by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) entitled “Beyond Gender Myths: Closing the Knowledge Gap in Agriculture and Food Security”.
The seminar presented evidence gathered for a new volume of studies titled “Gender in Agriculture and Food Security: Closing the Knowledge Gap”. Additional speakers at the event included Ruth Meinzen-Dick (Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI), Agnes Quisumbing (Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI), and Terri Raney (Senior Economist, Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)).
Additional presentations and a YouTube video from the event can be found here.