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Food Systems Dialogue on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment for Food Security and Nutrition

Tuesday, 16 June
10:00am - 12:00pm EDT / 16:00 - 18:00 CEST

FAO North America and CARE invite you to an interactive dialogue on the key role of women in food systems, and the urgent need to further promote women’s empowerment for improved food security and nutrition. Rising food and nutrition insecurity in the face of COVID-19 will be a defining challenge of the 21st century. Women are a key - and yet often invisible - part of our food systems. Women account for 43% of farmers in developing countries. More than 60% of employed women in sub-Saharan Africa are working in agriculture - for half the wages men make. Women are leaders, innovators, farmers, caretakers, and business owners who are key agents of change to  transform our food systems. 

Food System Dialogues provide an inclusive platform for discussions to identify joint priorities and actions to transform food systems for sustainable development. Food systems should be sustainable, and produce diets that are affordable, safe and nourish people. The outcomes of the Dialogue will be featured in a report on the Food Systems Dialogues website, and will contribute to related initiatives at the global level, such as the work of the Committee on World Food Security and the UN Food Systems Summit.

Discussions at this Food Systems Dialogue will range from access to decent work and markets, women’s leadership and control over productive resources, gender-based violence, women’s role in nutrition, indigenous women, and enabling policies and institutional environments, among others. 

Please note that this is an invitation-only event. Registration will be closed on Sunday June 14th at 6pm EDT, or when capacity is reached. To request an invitation for somebody else, please fill out this form before June 11th: https://forms.gle/H5P8tJquXFtU62en6

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