African Women and Food Security

Natural disasters and climate change are heightening global concerns about food security. At the same time, there is global acknowledgment that achieving food security by 2020 must involve Africa with its vast unused farmland acreage. African agriculture will be dramatically more productive if the underutilized potential of women is tapped. Bridges proposes to work with women to increase food production by linking land titling, extension services and new farming techniques adapted to climate change to contribute to the ultimate goal of global food security.