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.
LS: Agriculture Box 1
7 out of 10 hungry people work in agriculture.
LS: Agriculture Box 2
“I have become the pride of my family.”
LS: Agriculture Box 3
We help farmers access markets so they can sell their goods.
LS: Agriculture Box 4
See how Biti Rose defeats poverty with doughnuts in this New York Times article.
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Nearly 1 in 3 children are chronically malnourished.
LS: Agriculture Box 6
Our changing climate is making life even more difficult for farmers.
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.
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