Food and Nutrition Security
In the US, there’s a common children’s song that goes something like..Old McDonald had a farm..and then proceeds to sing on about animals and the noises they make. Thinking about that song now, it will be stuck in my head for at least the next week. But this song is relevant because not all farmers are like “old McDonald”, in fact most farmers are nothing like this fictional...Read more
Population growth and climate change are two of the greatest challenges facing humanity today. It’s no exaggeration to say that we are living in a time of population explosion: 2050 is just thirty-five years away and the global population is projected to rise to 9.6 billion by then—some 30 percent more than today’s figure of 7.3 billion, and a rise of more than 50 percent since the beginning...Read more
There is ample evidence to suggest a strong correlation between gender inequality and food and nutrition insecurity, yet the policy discourse around food and nutrition security in India has largely been gender-blind. This paper, based on a review of existing literature and emerging research, emphasizes the need to place gender justice at the center of all food and nutrition interventions, if...Read more
The statistics on the matter are stark: women do the majority of the world’s work, but only 20% of landholders are women. Un- and underemployment both hit women harder, and the wage gap persists. Unpaid and caring labor remain “women’s work,” while formal sector employment is male-dominated.
According to Professor Siri Gerrard, little has been said about gender and gender perspectives in relation to the fishing industry in Norway the past fifteen years. She has studied fishing and the fisheries policy for more than forty years.
“But there’s a lot going on globally!” she says.
Scholars and world leaders are preoccupied with how important women in rural areas are for...Read more
Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls lies at the centre of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In addition to the targets for SDG5 “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”, it is reflected and mainstreamed across all 17...Read more
As part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, Agrilinks is asking its community to weigh in on what...Read more
The 2030 Agenda envisages a future in which no one is left behind and poverty and hunger are eradicated in all their forms. Gender equality and women's empowerment are at the centre of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In addition to be mainstreamed across all SDGs, in particular SDG 1 “No poverty”, SDG 2 “Zero hunger” and SDG 17 “Partnerships for the Goals”, gender equality has a...Read more
FAO, IFAD, WFP, UN Women and OHCHR
Empowering rural women to achieve food security and nutrition
The contribution of CEDAW General Recommendation 34 (2016) on the rights of rural women
Tuesday, 22...Read more
Increasing the role of women in the United Nations World Food Program was an important part of improving global food security.
A former executive director of the United Nations World Food Program, 2003 World Food Prize Laureate and, in the words of President Daniels, “a pioneer in many ways,” spoke at the Purdue Presidential Lecture series this Wednesday. Catherine Bertini has been a...Read more