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Bringing agriculture and nutrition together using a gender lens

Noortje Verhart , Annoek van den Wijngaart , Mona Dhamankar , Katrine Danielsen
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Working Paper Series 2015 – 6

The feminization of agriculture is well recognized: women are acknowledged as the main food producers in mainstream development policy and practice. However, women are disproportionally affected by hunger and malnourishment. A growing body of literature focuses
on how to contribute to improved nutrition through agricultural interventions. ‘Women’s empowerment’ is often cited as a promising strategy for improved nutrition.