Identifying the gaps
There is a recent global push toward transforming our current food system to deliver equity, environmental, and nutrition outcomes. Food system refers to all processes and systems involved in food production, transportation, distribution, consumption, and disposal. Food system transformation cannot be achieved without centering equity, especially gender equity, in all its components. Mapping gender-food system research across disciplines will provide a holistic framework for understanding gender roles in the food system and identify critical research and policy gaps.
This collaborative project aims to understand the role of women and men in the food system from a multidisciplinary perspective and how this might affect research, intervention, and policies for food system transformation. We do this through a systematic mapping review of research topics on gender in the food system through a multidisciplinary feminist lens. These disciplines include economics, geography, sociology, anthropology, public health, nutrition, and demography. This review will culminate into two workshops with collaborators and experts/policymakers/donors to conceptualize and disseminate research findings. The work aims to identify gaps and convergence of gender equity research and policies between disciplines to develop a gender-transformative research agenda for food system tranformation.
Senior Research Associate
Department of Global Development
- ramyaa [at] cornell.edu
- Rachel Bezner Kerr (Global Development)
- Mario Herrero (Global Development)
- John Hoddinott (Global Development and Division of Nutritional Sciences)
- Katherine Dickin (Department of Public & Ecosystem Health)
- Elizabeth Fox (Department of Public & Ecosystem Health)