Women have a crucial role to play in defeating hunger. As mothers, farmers, teachers and entrepreneurs, they hold the key to building a future free of malnutrition.
- Protracted crises undermine food security and nutrition. Women are more likely than men to be affected, and their access to aid can be undermined by gender-based discrimination.
- Yields for women farmers are 20-30 percent lower than for men. This is because women have less access to improved seeds, fertilsers and equipment.
- Giving women farmers more resources could bring the number of hungry people in the world down by 100 – 150 million people.
Source: World Food Programme