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The Global State of Agriculture

THE GLOBAL STATE OF AGRICULTURE POPULATION IS EXPANDING & FOOD PRODUCTION MUST RISE 1927 1960 1987 1999 2011 2 Billion 3 Billion 5 Billion 6 Billion 050 7 Billion 2011 GLOBAL FOOD PRODUCTION MUST INCREASE 70% BY 2050 TO MEET OUR NEEDS. Annual Cereal production must rise by 42%. Annual beef production must rise by over 100%. AGRICULTURE IS NEEDED IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES Agriculture is responsible for (86%) of rural population's livelihoods. Women make up (43%) of the agricultural workforce. 20% IN LATIN AMERICA IN PARTS OF ASIA 50% WOMEN FARMERS ARE LESS PRODUCTIVE THEN MEN BECAUSE OF LESS ACCESS TO: LAND WATER SEEDS TRAINING CREDIT 70% of the legal owners of agricultural land in Ghana are men. Who owns large animals in Écuador? 10% WOMEN 40% MEN BUT IF WOMEN WERE MORE PRODUCTIVE THE WORLD WOULD BENEFIT. With equal access to resources, women could increase crop yields by 20-30% THIS COULD LEAD TO A 2.5-4% INCREASE IN CROPS, WHICH WOULD FEED MORE THAN 150 MILLION PEOPLE, SOURCES: | | Oduro, Abena D., W. Baah-Boateng and L. Boakye-Yiadom, "Measuring the Gender Asset Gap in Ghana." Department of Economics, University of Ghana IATES USAID USAID 50. 5 0. USAID.GOV USAID ANNIVERSARY FROM THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

The Global State of Agriculture

shared by Lemonly on Dec 08
We need to increase food production by 70 percent by 2050 in order to meet the needs of people around the world. Agriculture is needed in developing countries, and if women had equal access to resourc...




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