Gender inequity plays a special role within agriculture, as women are often pivotal to ensure household food security. Yet they are often not given access to resources or have little decision-making power. Improving equity therefore, means allowing the men and women affected by development to have a say in how resources are used. It also means helping decision makers to guarantee policies promote fair access to agriculture and natural resources. Gender, poverty, and institutions are therefore interlinked, and cannot be dealt with independently.
This infographic was developed by the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems and its lead partner, the International Water Management Institute, to show women’s contribution to agriculture and how their integration is key to addressing today’s development challenges.