26-28 August 2014
Effective, Efficient, Ethical Solution to Feeding 9 Billion: Invest in Women
Professor Catherine Bertini
Most of the population increase will be in South Asia and Sub Saharan Africa. Growing more food in these regions is imperative, and small holder farmers are critical to this effort. Women are the core of the agriculture work force, and their improved productivity is key to this increase. Women are also responsible for feeding their families; feeding growing populations is impossible without significant emphasis on and support for the roles of women and girls.