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PLENARY SESSION: GENDER AND NUTRITION - MAIN PRESENTATION: Jemimah Njuki, CARE

MAIN PRESENTATION: Jemimah Njuki, CARE

Gender equality and women's empowerment in agricultural programs for improved nutritional outcomes

Gender equality and women's empowerment are central to programming if agriculture is to lead to better health and nutritional outcomes. The presentation focuses conceptually on the pathways from agriculture to nutrition and the role of gender and women's empowerment in these pathways. This will be followed by examples from successful agriculture research and programming that has led to sustainable nutritional outcomes and some suggestions for how gender and women's empowerment might be better integrated in agriculture research and agriculture programs and policies.