Empowering Women in Agriculture: Maximizing Nutrition Gain

Event Dates: 
March 26, 2014
Event Location: 
Man and woman irrigating field

Women’s contributions to agricultural production are frequently overlooked, despite their prominent role as agricultural producers. Female farmers often have limited access to land, inputs, and information, as well as restricted control over the land that they work on. However, empirical evidence suggests that empowerment of women, along with the engagement of men, improves nutrition for mothers and their children.

TOPS, SPRING, and USAID kicked off the first event in its webinar series, Women’s Empowerment and Men’s Engagement: How a Focus on Gender Can Support Agriculture and Nutrition, with a presentation by Anna Herforth, Independent Consultant, on the three interrelated gender pathways to improved nutrition. Gender Advisor, Sylvia Cabus from the Bureau for Food Security discussed the links back to USAID’s gender initiatives, followed by a discussion based on participants’ experience.

Download the Presentation (PDF, 1.07 MB)

View the Webinar Summary, Shared Resources, and Responses to Unanswered Questions (PDF, 340 KB)