CIFOR–ICRAF publishes over 750 publications every year on agroforestry, forests and climate change, landscape restoration, rights, forest policy and much more – in multiple languages.

CIFOR–ICRAF addresses local challenges and opportunities while providing solutions to global problems for forests, landscapes, people and the planet.

We deliver actionable evidence and solutions to transform how land is used and how food is produced: conserving and restoring ecosystems, responding to the global climate, malnutrition, biodiversity and desertification crises. In short, improving people’s lives.

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Considering equity and measuring agency for food and nutrition security

Equity in food security and nutrition refers to the fair and equal access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food for all individuals and communities, regardless of their socioeconomic status, gender, ethnicity, geographic location, or any other disparity factors. Achieving equity requires improving access to natural resources, education, sustainable food production, and social protection and safety nets for vulnerable populations, such as low-income households, women, and marginalized groups. This session discusses ways to increase resilience and equity in food systems through food-land use governance, community awareness raising on healthy food, social protection and safety nets for vulnerable populations, and multi-stakeholder partnership.

Gender transformative actions aim to change the agency of women with respect to their control over decisions about the management of farming practices and natural resources and the benefits derived from them. This session aims to explore how change in women’s agency can be measured and monitored alongside how this impacts food systems and the environment focusing on two case studies that look at: self-help women’s groups as agents of change in agroecological transitions to natural farming in Andhra Pradesh; and, how gender transformative actions have influenced regreening outcomes in northern Ghana.


Betha Lusiana

Senior Ecological Modelling Scientist, CIFOR-ICRAF

Mulia Nurhasan

Scientist, CIFOR-ICRAF

Alice Karanja

Post-Doctoral Fellow, CIFOR-ICRAF

Amy Ickowitz

Senior Scientist, CIFOR-ICRAF

Stepha McMullin

Scientist, CIFOR-ICRAF

Fergus Sinclair

Chief Scientist, CIFOR-ICRAF; GCF Knuckles Project

Mary Crossland

Livelihood systems associate scientist, CIFOR-ICRAF

Swati Renduchintala

Associate Scientist, CIFOR-ICRAF

Gloria Adeyiga

Country Contact on the Regreening Africa Project, CIFOR-ICRAF

Jody Harris

Senior Researcher, World Vegetable Center