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What Works for Women: Proven Approaches for Empowering Women Smallholders and Achieving Food Security

Organizational Authors: 
ActionAid,
CARE,
Christian Aid,
Concern Worldwide,
Find Your Feet,
Oxfam,
Practical Action,
Save the Children,
Self Help Africa
Year Published: 
2012

This short, collaborative document offers lessons learned and recommendations around key agricultural activities aimed at improving household food security.  Case studies from around the globe are used to illustrate key points.

Lessons learned

1. Collective action is key to economic and social empowerment.

2. Access to productive resources is essential.

3. Economic empowerment is not enough, underlying gender inequalities must be challenged.

4. Disaster Resilience and risk management approaches must be gender-sensitive and integrated with development interventions.

Recommendations are provided for national governments and donors.

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