Factsheet: Women Farmers and Food Security

Body of the Report: 

Worldwide, women bear the primary responsibility for their families' health, education and nutrition. However, despite the critical role women play in food production and management, they are given little access to the land and credit loans necessary to maximize their production. As the price of food skyrockets, the poorest families are the most affected, resulting in reduced nutrition. Women, who are responsible for the nutrition of their families, often feel the brunt of this burden.

Women’s access to financial services, agricultural extension, education, health care and human rights are, therefore, key to assuring food security for all.

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