agrobiodiversity

Gender Makes the Difference: Agriculture

Across the world, the agricultural roles of men and women differ. Gender makes a difference in agricultural initiatives because taking into account women’s concerns and knowledge helps to increase farm productivity and the sustainable management of natural resources.

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Gender and Agricultural Biodiversity

Both men and women play a role in agricultural biodiversity. Nevertheless, the role of women is less recognized, even though women are responsible for 60-80% of food production in the developing world. This factsheet covers the importance of including a gender perspective in agriculture biodiversity policies, including the Convention on Biological Diversity.

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