3 WAYS FINANCIAL INCLUSION IMPROVES WOMEN’S FOOD SECURITY

Original Source: CGAP

In 2016, the United Nations adopted “Zero Hunger” as the second Sustainable Development Goal (SDG), with the objectives of ending hunger and malnutrition, promoting sustainable agriculture and doubling the agricultural productivity and incomes of farmers, especially women. Despite global efforts, hunger has been steadily increasing every year since 2014.

At CGAP, we conducted a literature review to examine how financial services may contribute to reducing hunger. We found strong evidence that financial inclusion improves food security for women in at least three ways.

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