A new report offers compelling insights into the impact of the pandemic on food systems, as well as on the effectiveness of responses deployed by communities and regional authorities to address these impacts.
In the context of climate change and COVID-19, three IDRC-funded research projects offer a unique perspective on the opportunities and challenges facing women working in Africa’s agricultural value chains.
CultiAF-funded project uses gender-inclusive financing, certification of processed fish products, improved access to formal markets, and promotion of community-level gender equality to reduce post-harvest aquaculture losses.
Research in Action
Food and Agriculture
In 2020, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warned that the global pandemic “could reverse the limited progress that has been made on gender equality and women’s rights” over the past 25 years.
With face to face interactions restricted or no longer possible as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cultivate Africa’s Future (CultiAF) research teams in Kenya and Mozambique are finding new ways to use digital technologies to continue working with their beneficiaries.
Gender equality — and how people experience it within households, organizations, and communities — is the product of how different social systems and structures are designed, negotiated, and implemented. Influencing positive change at these levels depends on evidence that moves beyond simply identifying inequalities.