In the lead up to the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit, held in July, tens of thousands of people participated in a global civic experience to produce a shared framework of collective action. Gender equality and women’s empowerment were amplified as a lever of change and embraced as an area of work with the potential to contribute wide-ranging positive change in the transformation of food systems in the coming decade.
The Global Food 50/50 initiative supports the shared framework for the UN Food Systems Summit by responding to broad stakeholder demands for a global food system that is accountable for progress towards gender equality. On 5 October 2021, the inaugural Global Food 50/50 Report was launched with a policy seminar. The seminar presented the findings of the report and explored how this new accountability mechanism can power a broader movement to demand more equitable and inclusive organizations across the global food system.
Results of 2021 Global Food 50/50 Report