In 2021, the UN Food Systems Summit called for “bold actions to transform the way the world produces and consumes food” to advance the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
Gender equality is a pre-condition for achieving these goals and generating sustainable and resilient agriculture and food systems. The online conference ‘Cultivating Equality: Advancing Gender Research in Agriculture and Food Systems’ focused on research that helps understand and advance positive synergies
among sustainable and resilient agricultural, rural and food systems, and equality in societies globally.
It addressed how marginalization and social exclusion are shaped at the intersection of gender with other social dimensions, such as socio-economic status, age or generation, ethnicity, or religion and belief systems, and the catalytic role gender research can play to help overcome such exclusions.
The conference was co-organized by the CGIAR GENDER Platform and Wageningen University & Research as EU Gender-SMART partner.