Gender

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Researchers are looking inward to address gender inequities. Today's young scientists recognize that many research-for-development projects - even ones that produced high returns on investment in the past – have often been "gender blind" or have wrongly been assumed to be gender neutral.  Gender-sensitive research benefits women, youth, and other marginalized groups in developing countries -- such as the landless poor.

80% -  Amount of farm labor provided by women in Asia and Africa

70% – Share of agricultural land owned by men in West Africa

100 million – The number of people who could escape poverty if women achieve gender parity

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