Topic outline

This course is intended to strengthen the knowledge and competencies of parliamentarians and policymakers on the relevance of gender issues in agrifood systems and know how to build equitable and inclusive agrifood systems, and be able to monitor the gender impacts of policies and investments. It gives an overview of agrifood systems and coordinated actions towards the food supply, the food demand and the food environment. The course also illustrates how agrifood systems are an entry point for addressing global gender and youth inequalities, and the importance of the UN Food Systems Summit in fulfilling these goals. 

This course is part of the series “Gender equality in climate change and agrifood systems”. Before starting the course, take a look at the introduction to the series for a brief overview of the topics and concepts covered in the series.


This course is targeted to professionals working in fields related to agriculture, agrifood systems, gender equality, policymaking and sustainable development. Specifically, it is a valuable course for parliamentarians, policymakers; development practitioners and non-governmental organization (NGO) staff, agricultural professionals and advocates and activists committed to build sustainable and resilient agrifood systems. 

  • The crucial linkages between agrifood systems and gender equality.
  • How to support policy design for building equitable and inclusive agrifood systems.
  • Methods for monitoring the gender-related impacts of policies and investments.
  • How agrifood systems can act as an entry point to address gender and youth inequalities.
  • The commitments made at the UN Summit on Food systems.

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  • Partners

    IISD ITC Oxfam Wildaf-AO