The Gender in Agriculture Partnership (GAP)
is organizing a side event on “Transforming food systems: empowering women to deliver on Food Security and Nutrition” in the context of the CFS 40
on Thursday October 10th,
2013 between 12:30 and 14:00.
Venue: FAO Red Room
The event will discuss:
- The evidence showing how women’s and girls’ empowerment delivers on these outcomes
- The costs of failing to invest in women's roles in high-nutrient-value food chains and of ignoring women's triple work burden (household, reproductive and market)
- The enabling environment - policies, rights, laws and incentives to empower women in food systems to deliver food security and nutrition
Prof. MS Swaminathan, Chair of the HLPE of the CFS, and also a GAP Patron will chair the side event and HE Mary Mubi, Ambassador of the Republic of Zimbabwe and Co-Chair of the Women’s Network of Ambassadors to FAO will make remarks.
, Senior Economist, World Bank/GenRD and Secure Nutrition
, Women’s Committee Facilitator, World Farmers’ Organization (WFO)
, Senior Gender Officer (Policy), Gender, Equity and Rural Employment Division, FAO
, Director, Policy, Programme and Innovation Division, WFP
Photo credit: ©FAO/Giulio Napolitano