Cutting Edge Programme on Gender and Food Security

This BRIDGE Cutting Edge Programme on Gender and Food Security makes the case for a new, gender-aware understanding of food security, arguing that partial, apolitical and gender-blind diagnoses of the problem of food and nutrition insecurity is leading to insufficient policy responses and the failure to realise the right to food for all people.

Showcasing effective and promising existing strategies, the report suggests that in order to truly achieve food security for all in gender equitable ways, responses need to be rights-based, gender-just and environmentally sustainable.

The report is the result of a collaborative and participatory process, involving over 40 experts on food and nutrition security and gender from around the world.

The following documents are freely available from the BRIDGE website:

The programme and its progress benefits from the guidance from an expert advisory group, external to IDS, and an online community of practice too.

Key contact

Photo of Elaine Mercer, Editorial Coordinator, Bridge

T: +44 (0)1273 915816

E: e.mercer@ids.ac.uk

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Photo of Peter Mason

T: +44 (0)1273 915820

E: p.mason@ids.ac.uk

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Tom Barker is the Senior Nutrition Convenor, Knowledge Services Team

T: +44 (0)1273 915717

E: t.barker@ids.ac.uk

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Partner researchers

Contact:
Hazel Reeves
Contact:
Cathy Gatundu
Contact:
Sejal Dand
Contact:
Kidist Gebreselassie Gebremarian
Contact:
Alexandra Spieldoch
Contact:
Lauren Ravon
Contact:
Ines Smyth
Contact:
Dalitso Baloyi
Contact:
Liliane Bigayimpunzi
Project Dates:
December 2014 - March 2018
Project Status:
Open
Funder:
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
Irish Aid
Department for International Development (DFID)
Research Themes / Programmes:
Food Security
Gender