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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate poli...
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Gender and Agriculture Related Resources - MEAS
Event featured Ruth Meinzen-Dick (IFPRI), Agnes Quisumbing (IFPRI), Terri Raney (FAO), Deborah Rubin (Cultural Practice, LLC).
GreenFacts: About this Digest on Genetically Modified Crops
Terri Raney, Senior Economist and Editor of "The State of Food and Agriculture" at the FAO's Agricultural and Development Economics Division.
For more information contact Terri ...
For more information contact Terri Raney
Interview with Terri Raney, editor of The State of Food and Agriculture
GMO Food for Thought: Experts agree on need for GM crops in developing countries
A 2006 review of peer-reviewed research by Dr. Terri Raney, senior economist of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), summarizes that the technology may be "pro-poor," and concludes that economic results to-date suggest that farmers in developing countries can benefit from transgenic crops.
Though the picture varies across ...
Though the picture varies across continents and cultures, this equation of lower production due to fewer resources is "the closest thing you could to a generalisation as far as women in agriculture goes," said Terri Raney, a senior economist at the FAO and editor of the report, at a discussion Monday in Washington.
added that, globally, women who are employed are on average more likely to be employed in agriculture than in any other sector.
"So women are important for agriculture and agriculture is important for women," she
Among the steps the FAO
recommends for closing the gender gap in inputs is ensuring the equality of women under the law so that they are able to inherit land, open bank accounts and sign contracts, a process that requires not just changing official laws but ensuring that the laws are applied, said Raney