Women in agriculture: Four myths
Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5 on gender equality and women’s rights and at least 11 of the 17 SDGs require indicators related to gender dynamics. Despite the need for reliable indicators, stylized facts on women, agriculture, and the environment persist. During this webinar we will focus on four gender myths:
- 70% of the world’s poor are women;
- Women produce 60 to 80% of the world’s food;
- Women own 1% of the world’s land; and
- Women are better stewards of the environment.
Based on the review of the conceptual and empirical literature, we will present the kernel of truth underlying each myth, question its underlying assumptions and implications, and examine how it hinders us from developing effective food security policies.