CGIAR Gender News

Gender equality can boost food security through sustainable systems

Farmer Dorine Wanja Photo: hoto: Raymond Jumah/CIP

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) researchers had adopted a scoping review in a recently published United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) brief to assess the current evidence on pathways between gender equality, women’s empowerment, and food systems. 

Achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment in food systems can result in greater food security and better nutrition, and a more just, resilient, and sustainable food system for all. Hence, in July, IFPRI and the Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) organized a UNFSS side event webinar to present the main findings of the brief and get insights from a group of panelists on the way forward. Simrin Makhija, Program Manager at IFPRI, moderated the session.

Session panelists discussing key findings from the UNFSS brief (Photo: IITA).