Rise up together: Women’s role in transforming Africa’s food systems

Via Zoom

Moving forward on agriculture in Africa and achieving sustainable, productive food systems hinges on establishing gender equality.

This requires changing the norms and policies that favor men today to include women’s preferences, realities, and ambitions. First, because women have a right to the same opportunities and the same benefits from agriculture, natural resources, and food production as men. Second, because only when women are able to participate, on equal footing with men, in the urgently needed transformation of food systems will we be able to sustainably defeat hunger and produce enough, and good enough, food under the ongoing climate emergency.

Join the newly established CGIAR GENDER Platform for this launch event, which will seek feedback on select research priorities and aim to establish diverse partnerships so that we, together, can advance a portfolio of promising, practical, useful solutions for gender equality in agriculture.


September 7, 2020
17:00–18:00 (CAT time)


Vivian Atakos
Regional Communication Specialist



  • Introduce the CGIAR GENDER Platform and get feedback on its research priorities
  • Highlight the importance of gender equality to transform African food systems and feed cities across the continent
  • Build linkages and partnerships to make progress on GENDER’s agenda