How Empowering Women Can Solve World Hunger
The Chicago Council's Catherine Bertini explains how investing in women can help end global hunger.March 10, 2016
To feed the world, empower women.
"Women are much more likely, say all the data, to put their money — new money — into their families, into clothes for their children, tuition for the children, food for the family, improvements in the household," said Catherine Bertini, distinguished fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
"In much of the world, a farmer is a poor woman with a few infants running around — toddlers running around, an infant on her back — while she, in her dress, a piece of cloth wrapped around her and tied at the shoulder, is laboring in the fields all day," Bertini said.