Gender in Agriculture Partnership

Transforming agriculture to empower women and deliver food, nutrition and income security

CFS side event - Transforming food systems: empowering women to deliver on Food Security and Nutrition

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.

Panelists include :

Lynn Brown, Senior Economist, World Bank/GenRD and SecureNutrition
Susan Carlson, Women’s Committee Facilitator, World Farmers’ Organization (WFO)
Susan Kaaria, Senior Gender Officer (Policy), Gender, Equity and Rural Employment Division, FAO
Stanlake Samkange, Director, Policy, Programme and Innovation Division, WFP