// Food Systems and Gender
The Florence Annual General Assembly was themed 'Food Systems and Gender - Women's empowerment for food security and nutrition.' This emphasis on the fundamental role of women was made because of their central role as smallholders in food and nutrition security as well as their contribution as entrepreneurs, development agents and policy makers. The AGA was hosted by MFAIC-Italy on 3-4 December.
The second day was a members only day, where Platform members discussed how to translate the acquired knowledge and the previous day’s results into policy and investment improvements as well as practical measures and actions.
The objectives of the Annual General Assemblies of the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development (AGA) are to:
- Exchange knowledge amongst Platform members and partners on issues connected to agriculture, rural development and food and nutrition security, based on innovative and effective solutions for pressing problems of the world food system;
- Provide opportunities for networking to strengthen and build up partnerships between the donor community and industry, foundations, research institutions, policy makers, UN agencies, NGOs and other stakeholders that foster new ways of working together to support information dissemination and impact;
- Advocate outcomes and central messages from the event to key stakeholders in a manner that creates impact.
Introduction and welcome
Luigi De Chiara
Jayati Ghosh: Why We Care (or Should!) about Food Systems and Gende
Q&A session (part 1)
Q&A session (part 2)
The relevance of gender and food systems in today's and tomorrow's development agenda session goal
Idea-storm insights__ presentations by members
Reflexions on AGA Florence by external discussants
Session__ What does women's empowerment look like in real food systems and nutrition cases
// Platform AGA in social media
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AGA Report Day1
AGA Report Day2
Jayati Ghosh discussion points
// Previous AGAs
Paris AGA 2014
The Hague AGA 2012
Berlin AGA 2011