Analysing gender myths in rural development

'Stylised facts' about women’s roles in agriculture and economic development broadly are widely quoted and have not been substantiated. Many have been developed for advocacy purposes, but there has been no data to support them. This project uses new data that is available to examine some of these myths, such as that women only own 2 percent of the world’s property or that they produce 60-80 percent of the world’s food.

Cheryl Doss
Senior Departmental Lecturer in Development Economics and Associate Professor
Ruth Meinzen-Dick
Agnes Quisumbing