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.