Agriculture

Did You Know?

Women produce 1/2 of the world’s food – and up to 80% in some countries – but own less than 2% of the world’s land.

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Giving Women a Place to Grow

CARE helps empower women and girl farmers around the world.

More Than 1,000,000,000 People in the World Are Hungry Today

Improving Food Security

CARE’s Pathways program focuses on improving poor smallholder women farmer’s productivity and profitability by empowering women to more fully engage in equitable agriculture systems.

The picture of opportunity and hunger is decidedly female.

Beyond the resource gap, women farmers are routinely paid less than men for their agricultural labor; carry a disproportionate share of household workloads; are often excluded from agricultural decision making; and are under-represented in agricultural organizations. The net impact of these barriers is a systematic gap between women’s potential contributions to food security and household resilience and what they are able to achieve today. By failing to close the gender gap in agriculture, the world is paying dearly.

Our programs build on – and are inspired by – the vital roles that women play in smallholder agriculture around the world, meeting the food needs of their households and contributing to the development and growth of their livelihoods and sustainable futures for their households and communities.

Steal These Stats

Share the facts about agriculture.

Steal These StatsAfrican men have access to 90% of credit available to farmers. #stealthesestats w/@CARE
Steal These StatsWomen own less than 2% of the land yet produce up to 80% of food in poor countries. #stealthesestats w/@CARE
Steal These StatsWomen own less than 2% of the land yet produce up to 80% of food in poor countries. #stealthesestats w/@CARE
Steal These Stats449 million farmers in #Africa & #India are coping w/ declining product yield. #stealthesestats w/@CARE

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Did you know?

7 out of 10 hungry people work in agriculture.

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Read This!

“I have become the pride of my family.”

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MAKE THE CONNECTION

We help farmers access markets so they can sell their goods.

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Read This!

See how Biti Rose defeats poverty with doughnuts in this New York Times article.

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Did you know?

Nearly 1 in 3 children are chronically malnourished.

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MAKE THE CONNECTION

Our changing climate is making life even more difficult for farmers.

Watch This!

Learn how we're helping farmers with training that helps them grow more crops and make more money to support their family and send their children to school.

The Hungry Season

Engage in our interactive annual report to learn how CARE is rolling back the hungry season around the world.

Newsroom

The U.S. spends about $2 billion a year to feed the world’s poor. But could this food aid be hurting people more than it’s helping them? Ronan Farrow reports from Kenya.

There's one thing everyone has in common - the need for food to survive. But not everyone has the same ability to get the sustenance they need.

JUBA (Feb. 17, 2014) – The South Sudan crisis will worsen unless relief organizations are able to deliver supplies before being cut off by the approaching rainy season,...

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Food aid reform could allow lifesaving assistance to reach up to 4 million more people each year without costing taxpayers a penny more.

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