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Incorporating the gender perspective in agrifood systems

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July, 2016

According to a new study on the contribution of women in agrifood systems carried out by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), women in Latin America and Carribean continue to be invisible in the agrifood sector while they have a big impact on the system. In fact, women can play a key role in the development of a sustainable agriculture system.

The FAO study examines the lack of access that women have to resources and services that deprive them of equal opportunities, as well as how a gender perspective can be incorporated in the production and distribution process of agrifood systems by looking into different cases, from cassava in Belize to quinoa in Bolivia to corn in Guatemala.

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Read FAO pulication, "Género y sistemas agroaliemtarios sostenibles" (only available in Spanish):

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