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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."
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For many years the agricultural revolution in England was thought to have occurred because of three major changes: the selective breeding of livestock; the removal of common property rights to land; and new systems of cropping, involving turnips and clover. All this was thought to have been due to a group of heroic individuals, who, according to one account, are 'a band of men whose names are, or ought to be, household words with English farmers: Jethro Tull, Lord Townshend, Arthur Young, Bakewell, Coke of Holkham and the Collings.