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DISCUSSION: How Can We Enhance Gender Equality in Agriculture?

As part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, we’re asking the Agrilinks community to weigh in on this week’s Agrilinks Discussion by telling us what matters and what needs to be done to enhance gender equality in agriculture.

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the agriculture sector is underperforming in many developing countries, in part because of gender inequality. Although some progress has been made, many women don't have equal access to important agricultural resources such as land, livestock, farm labor, education, extension services, credit, fertilizers and mechanical equipment.

Here are some important questions for the development community to consider:

  • Gender Equality in Agriculture and Rural Development: What are the current challenges and opportunities around women's access to land and rural women's advancement?
  • Gender-Based Violence: Where exactly can we create more opportunities for women and men to talk and learn together about gender-based violence? 

Please share your opinions, stories, research and findings!

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