Gendering Food Security

Last year I spoke at a workshop on gender and food security

The summary has been posted:

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/research/priorities/foodsecurity/newsandevents/pastevents/genderfs

This workshop addressed the international gender dimensions of food security, focusing on women as producers as well as consumers of food. It explored the significance of gender in developing policies that will reduce rather than exacerbate gender-based inequalities in a situation of food inequalities and climate change.

Some 60 people from around the UK, and representing many disciplines and professions, took part, listening to and engaging with the 4 speakers below, from lunch onwards. The discussions were lively and wide-ranging, and were reluctantly halted only at 5.30 (to allow distant travellers to leave for trains); but most carried on, talking and networking, over drinks. It was a very good occasion. Thanks to Dr Deb Butler and Prof Nickie Charles (both in Department of Sociology) for organizing and facilitating it.

Topics and Speakers

Chair: Prof Liz Dowler (Department of Sociology, University of Warwick, and member of CSWG and the Food Global Priority Programme)

Women farmers and workers in Gender Production Networks: Surviving the Cocoa-Chocolate Sourcing in Ghana and India.
Dr Stephanie Barrientos, School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester.

Women Livestock Keepers and the White Revolution: Assessing the impacts of dairy coops on the pastoralists of Gujarat, India.
Ms Jessica Duncan, Centre for Food Policy, City University London.

Food Security, sustainable livelihoods and gender in South Africa.
Dr Stefanie Lemke, Department of Gender and Nutrition, Institute for Social Sciences in Agriculture, University of ohenheim.

Gender, Climate Change & Food Security in South Asia
Dr Lopamudra Patnaik Saxena, independent academic researcher and consultant.

 

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