CGIAR Gender News

Unless we empower women farmers, we may not have enough to feed the planet

Photo of farmers' hands Photo: C de Bode/CGIAR.

Bridging the gender productivity gap in agriculture could feed an additional 150 million people – all while keeping existing forests, pastures and other habitats and natural carbon sinks intact. While it is not women’s responsibility alone to tackle this challenge, they should also benefit from the increased production from doing so.