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TORONTO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Women account for nearly half of the developing world’s farmers, yet they own far less land than men despite growing evidence that increasing female land ownership can boost food production, education levels and child nutrition. Women’s land ownership can be as low as 10 percent, a survey of 34 developing …
http://www.fao.org/sofa/gender "The world cannot eliminate hunger without closing the gap between men and women in agriculture. With equal access to productive resources and services, such as land, water and credit, women farmers can produce 20 to 30 percent more food, enough to lift 150 million people out of hunger."