Food security, gender and population
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Food security, gender and population by Pan A. Yotopoulos

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Published by United Nations Population Fund .
Written in English


  • Developing countires,
  • Developing countries,
  • Economic conditions,
  • Food supply,
  • Population,
  • Women

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatUnknown Binding
Number of Pages38
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11328878M
ISBN 100897144228
ISBN 109780897144223

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  1. Introduction. Food security is defined by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to “exist when all people, at all times, have physical, social, and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for Cited by: 9. Gender and Climate ChanGe afriCa Gender, climate change and food security 5 Policy brief 4 Recommendations for action ÒÒEliminate legal discrimination related to ownership and access to assets. Improving women’s access, ownership, and control over land. The report shows that while equality of treatment between women and men and food security are mutually supportive, gender equality remains an elusive goal in many parts of Asia and the Pacific. A transformation of traditional gender roles is urgently needed.   The global food system is characterized by large numbers of people experiencing food insecurity and hunger on the one hand, and vast amounts of food waste and overconsumption on the other. This book brings together experiences from different countries addressing the challenges associated with food security. Seen through various disciplinary lenses the different cases included .

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Gender equality and food security—women’s empowerment as a tool against hunger Mandaluyong City, Philippines: Asian Development Bank, 1. Gender Equality. 2. Food Security 3. Nutrition I. Asian Development Bank. The views expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the. food is harvested and used in Indigenous communities, with focus and insight on how gender roles moderate food system use and change. It explores how local cultures and environments predispose food selec-tion, and ultimately food security, in Indigenous communities that uni-versally face dietary change today, albeit in different ways, due to. The food-security share of ODA has remained largely constant. Moreover, OECD data show aid with a primary focus on gender equality accounted for just 4% of bilateral allocable aid from Development. Download the Food Security Tip Sheet This Tip Sheet offers interventions, guiding questions and an example of how 4 Key Gender Equality Measures (GEMs) support gender equality in Food Security projects and programs. It should be read together with the GAM Overview. The IASC GAM identifies and codes projects based on the extent to which key.