Half of Africa's farmers are women, yet women have consistently lower access than men to productive resources and opportunities – including land, livestock, training, extension and financial services, and technology. 

Given the same access to productive resources as men, global research indicates that women farmers could increase yields on their farms by 20-30%. This could raise total agricultural output in developing countrys by 2.5-4%, which could in turn reduce the number of hungry people in the world by 12-17%. 

To assess and improve Opportunity International's (Opportunity’s)  gender strategy for the Agricultural Finance (AgFinance) program, Opportunity conducted a gender analysis study with funding DFID,  a signifcant supporter of Opportunity's work.