Some of the structural inequalities women have to deal with include the often-missing land administration that recognizes women’s land rights. In crises women are often the victims of land grabbing, which leaves them with no land, no livestock, no food, no income and often leads to food insecurity. Such issues of women’s rights and vulnerability to food security do not occur only in situations of emergency and conflict. Therefore, policy interventions should aim at root causes such empowering women and educating, not only women of their land rights, but also men. The international community needs to focus on raising the conciseness that women’s rights are connected to the right to food.
The priorities identified by the panel included disaggregating data , breaking down the definition of households to focus on women, measure access to inputs and information, facilitate women organisations, implement the international agreements, especially the ones from CFS relating directly to food security, support the civil society and help governments, cultures transition to equality. Specifically, the panellists called for reforming trade systems to facilitate the implementation of rights to food.