Ten things to know about gender equality and rural poverty

December 2014

Over 70% of the world’s poor people live in rural areas and most rural women and men rely on agriculture. But rural women generally have more limited access than men to inputs, services, rural organisations, productive infrastructure and technologies.

Ten things to know about gender equality and rural poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean

December 2014
In Latin America and the Caribbean, women in formal employment are less likely to work in the agricultural sector than in other developing regions. In 2010, females comprised just over 20 per cent of those who were economically active in agriculture.

Ten things to know about gender equality and rural poverty in East and Southern Africa

December 2014
In sub-Saharan Africa, women in employment are more likely to be employed in agriculture than in any other sector. The female share of those who are economically active in agriculture is 51 per cent for Eastern Africa and 42 per cent for Southern Africa.
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