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Gender and food systems: Overcoming evidence gaps

Céline Giner, May Hobeika and Chiara Fischetti

No 184, OECD Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Papers from OECD Publishing

Abstract: Fostering gender inclusion can have positive impacts on the food systems' triple challenge of ensuring food security and nutrition for a growing population, supporting the livelihoods of millions of people working in the food supply chain, and doing so in an environmentally sustainable way. Yet these positive synergies are often invisible as sex-disaggregated information is not collected. This report calls for the development of better evidence on gender and food systems as a necessary first step in the path towards gender equality. Based on OECD countries’ experiences, it provides a roadmap to identify and overcome evidence gaps on gender aspects and policies that address gender inequality in food systems with the aim of advancing women’s contribution to food systems.

Keywords: Food systems; Gender equality; Gender impact analysis; Women consumers; Women entrepreneurs; Women workers (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C80 J16 K38 L66 Q18 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2022-09-22
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