This self-paced online elearning by the World bank Group Open learning Campus will provide participants with an overview of the status of and issues concerning women in agriculture. It is free to take, requires access to a computer and the internet, a working understanding of English, and can be taken at any time. To enroll, participants are required to create a user account with the hosts of the course – the World Bank Group.
Women play a vital role as agricultural producers and as agents of food and nutritional security. Yet relative to men, they have less access to productive assets such as land and services such as finance and extension. A variety of constraints impinge upon their ability to participate in collective action as members of agricultural cooperative or water user associations. In both centralized and decentralized governance systems, women tend to lack political voice.