Fact Sheet: Empowering Women for Food Security

Review this factsheet which outlines Feed the Future's approach to empowering women in food security to overcome barriers and unleash their full potential, including in the wake of COVID-19.


Women participate in all aspects of the food system, from farming and research to trade and marketing to entrepreneurship, leadership, and caring for family members. Yet they face multiple constraints in many of these activities. Closing these gender gaps and tackling legal, social and cultural barriers that affect women in all facets of food systems can have a measurable impact on agriculture in developing countries, where many people depend on the sector for a living.