Impact Assessment of Women Farmer Activity on Poverty Reduction and Food Security: A Case of Kindia Region/Guinea

Moussa Moussa, Yali Wen, Hongmei Wu, Mory Diakite, Kampungu K Gerson, Haichang Wang

Abstract


In Kindia, access to food is dependent on the activity of rural women. Women farmers produce the majority of food and are responsible for ensuring that their families’ basic needs are met. Today, the developing countries are faced with huge problems among which that of food insecurity remain the central point. This food insecurity manifests itself in the very acute poverty covering all aspects of the lives of the rural people. The lack of employment, low family income, inaccessibility to individuals with basic social services (drinking water, health, education, etc...) cause very critical situations. It is very clear to recognize that the people most vulnerable are those living in rural areas, most specifically women and children. They are, at the time, a particularly vulnerable group and an essential player that is contributing to the achievement of household food security in Kindia. Despite the critical role they play in food production and poverty reduction, they have ownership of only 1% of the land. This article focuses on the activity of women farmer and their contribution to food security and poverty reduction in Kindia region of Guinea.

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