The establishment of the Global Food 50/50 initiative is a response to broad stakeholder demand for a global food system that is accountable for progress toward gender equality. This global mechanism will monitor progress and hold food system organizations accountable for achieving gender equality in leadership and implementing policies and strategies for gender-just and equitable food systems.
Global Food 50/50 is a joint initiative of Global Health 50/50 and the International Food Policy Research Institute. Global Food 50/50 emerges from and uses the methodology of the existing Global Health 50/50 initiative.
The Global Food 50/50 partnership argues that a combination of gender-responsive programming, gender-equitable institutions, and diversity in leadership will lead to more effective organizations and more equitable and inclusive food systems.
Global Health 50/50 is an independent research and advocacy initiative that promotes far-reaching transparency, action, and accountability to advance gender equality and health equity. The organizational review was conducted by Global Health 50/50 with funding from the Wellcome Trust.
The International Food Policy Research Institute provides research-based policy solutions to sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition in developing countries. Established in 1975, IFPRI currently has more than 600 employees working in over 50 countries. The engagement of the International Food Policy Research Institute in the Global Food 50/50 initiative is supported by USAID.
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