Empowering women to achieve food security
These 12 briefs were prepared for IFPRI's 2001 conference, "Sustainable Food Security For All By 2020." Increasing women's assets in terms of physical, human, social, and financial resources not only empowers them but also has direct implications for their families and communities. However, progress cannot be made without legal and institutional support. These briefs examine the strategies necessary to increase women's access to multiple forms of capital and, in turn, reduce poverty and achieve food security.