Women are responsible for half of the world’s food production; in most developing countries, women produce between 60 and 80% of food. Yet they own just a fraction of the land on which they live and work. This week at COP27, where food security and gender are high priorities, I spoke with Esther Mwaura Muiru, global advocacy director at the Stand for Her Land campaign and Dan Glickman, former United States secretary of agriculture. They shared unique insights, based on their expansive advocacy and policy careers, on how women’s land rights and supportive policies can bolster climate resilience, food security, and sustainability in communities.
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