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 contacts

Alyson Brody

Senior Convenor Gender and Human Development

Project details

start date
1 December 2014
end date
5 March 2018


About this project

Ethiopia Malawi