“Our food systems cannot wait for women’s equality – we must act fast to secure our sustenance” says IWMI’s Director General, Claudia Sadoff.

Bridging the gender productivity gap in agriculture could feed an additional 150 million people – all while keeping existing forests, pastures and other habitats and natural carbon sinks intact. While it is not women’s responsibility alone to tackle this challenge, they should also benefit from the increased production from doing so.

Achieving greater gender equality will help to strengthen the resilience of our food systems, revitalize rural economies and enhance rural livelihoods.

Read the opinion piece on The Independent