Achieving gender equality and longevity of food systems is a matter of fixing the system, not the women.
Effective transformation of food systems hinges on changing the unwritten rules—in society and in research—that have put men in charge of technologies, incomes and decisions.
Breaking down the structural barriers that hold women back will enable farmers in developing countries to weather the impacts of climate change and nourish their families and communities, now and in the future.
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FAO, IFAD & WFP. 2021. Knowledge exchange event: Good practices from the United Nations Rome-based Agencies for gender equality incentive and mainstreaming mechanisms. Summary report. Rome, FAO. https://doi.org/10.4060/cb5797en