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000010721 037__ $$a4458
000010721 041__ $$aEnglish
000010721 100__ $$aHaddad, L.
000010721 100__ $$aPeña, C.
000010721 100__ $$aBrown, L. R.
000010721 100__ $$aFeldstein, H.
000010721 100__ $$aQuisumbing, A.
000010721 245__ $$aGenerating food security in the year 2020: Women as producers, gatekeepers and shock absorbers
000010721 260__ $$c2001
000010721 260__ $$b
            
000010721 490__ $$aBook chapter
000010721 507__ $$aMFOLL
000010721 520__ $$aMeeting world food needs in the year 2020 will depend even more than it does now on the capabilities and resources of women. Women are responsible for generating food security for their families in many developing countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. Women not only process, purchase and prepare food, but they also play a significant role in national agricultural production, producing both food and cash crops. Population growth, urbanisation and the limited potential for increasing production through the expansion of cultivated area imply that, for food needs to be met in the future, yields will have to increase. Agricultural research continues to develop new varieties with higher yields and increased tolerance to unfavourable environmental conditions, but an untapped source of productivity gains could lie in addressing gender disparities in agriculture. This brief examines the key roles that women play in maintaining the three pillars of food security — food production, food access and food utilisation — and it looks at how strengthening these pillars through policies that enhance women’s abilities and resources provides a solution to meeting world food needs in the year 2020.
000010721 653__ $$aagriculture
000010721 653__ $$acrops
000010721 653__ $$aenvironment
000010721 653__ $$afood security
000010721 653__ $$agender
000010721 653__ $$apolicy
000010721 653__ $$apopulation
000010721 653__ $$aresearch
000010721 653__ $$aresource management
000010721 653__ $$awomen
000010721 650__ $$aMountain livelihoods
000010721 650__ $$aPoverty and food security
000010721 650__ $$aMountain people/cultures
000010721 650__ $$aIndigenous/traditional knowledge
000010721 650__ $$aNatural resource management
000010721 650__ $$aFarming systems
000010721 650__ $$aPolicies and governance
000010721 650__ $$aGender and equity
000010721 691__ $$aMountain livelihoods
000010721 691__ $$aPoverty and food security
000010721 691__ $$aMountain people/cultures
000010721 691__ $$aIndigenous/traditional knowledge
000010721 691__ $$aNatural resource management
000010721 691__ $$aFarming systems
000010721 691__ $$aPolicies and governance
000010721 691__ $$aGender and equity
000010721 773__ $$pIn Pinstrup-Andersen, P; Pandya-Lorch, R (ed) (2001) The Unfinished Business: Perspectives on Overcoming Hunger, Poverty and Environmental Degradation. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washinton D.C., USA: http://www.ifpri.org/pubs/books/ufa/ufa_ch32.pdf
000010721 8564_ $$uhttp://lib.icimod.org/record/10721/files/4458.PDF
000010721 980__ $$aARTICLE