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Women Empowerment in Addressing Food Security and Nutrition

  • Jummai Othniel YilaEmail author
  • Almamy Sylla
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Empowering women is inextricably linked to the strengthening of food systems to fight hunger and malnutrition as women play important roles as producers of food, managers of natural resources, income earners, and caretakers of household food and nutrition security. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development clearly recognizes the fundamental importance of achieving gender equality and enhancing women’s empowerment by reflecting and mainstreaming gender across all 17 SDGs. Without gender equality and women’s economic, social, and political empowerment, food security, nutrition, and sustainable agriculture will hardly be achieved. The sustainable development goals (SDGs) are meant to guide the actions, program, and policy development of national governments, international agencies, civil society, and other institutions over 15 years (2016–2030).

Equity to food access and security is of chief concern to an increasing number and groups of people, organizations, and governments...

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  1. 1.International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)BamakoMali

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