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Cheryl Morden, Director

Cheryl Morden, Director
North American Liaison Office
International Fund for Agricultural Development
17th June 2008, International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington D.C.

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  • HELPING WOMEN RESPOND TO THE GLOBAL FOOD CRISIS: WHAT WE KNOW AND WHAT WE STILL NEED TO KNOW Presentation By Cheryl Morden Director North American Li i N th A i Liaison Office Offi International Fund for Agricultural Development June 17, 2008
  • WOMEN FEED THE WORLD…
  • ...AND THEY ARE FED UP.
  • WOMEN – PREDOMINANTLY URBAN WOMEN -- ARE FLEXING THEIR POLITICAL MUSCLE TO DEMAND ACTION THAT WILL MAKE FOOD MORE ACCESSIBLE AND AFFORDABLE
  • THE WORLD IS RESPONDING World Bank’s “New Deal for Global Food Policy” FAO’s High Level Conference on Food Security UN High Level Task Force on the Global Food Hi h L lT kF th Gl b l F d Security Crisis UN Comprehensive Framework for Action
  • THE RESPONSES HAVE BEEN LARGELY GENDER BLIND -- FAILING TO RECOGNIZE THE ROLE OF WOMEN AND THE SPECIFIC CHALLENGES AND CONSTRAINTS THEY FACE
  • THE AUDIENCE IS BIGGER AND INCLUDES MANY FOR WHOM THIS IS NEW INFORMATION
  • THE INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSE REFLECTS: INCOMPLETE GENDER MAINSTREAMING NEGLECT OF THE AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY SKIMPY RESOURCES FOR GENDER EQUALITY AND WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT
  • WHAT WE NEED IS A SQUARE DEAL FOR WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE
  • IMMEDIATELY Adequate treatment of gender and women’s roles in the UN Comprehensive Framework for Action (CFA) Terms of Reference for Assessment Missions should include gender analysis and recommendations New and concerted efforts to raise awareness and understanding, especially among policymakers
  • SHORT - TERM Gender-analysis to ensure that women benefit from efforts to boost production in the next growing season while strengthening information and knowledge to inform longer-term actions Production inputs Credit Market access
  • MEDIUM - TERM Build consensus around priority actions and advocate for them ABC’s Admit women access to productive resources p (especially land and water), information, gender- sensitive technology, and finance Budget resources for gender equality and women’s empowerment Count women in: Ensure rural women’s representation and participation in decisions that affect their lives and communities Improve sex-disaggregated data collection collection, development of gender-sensitive indicators, monitoring, and evaluation
  • LONG - TERM Deepen our understanding of the impact on women of climate change, payment for environmental services, and expansion of biofuel production i d i f bi f l d ti Strengthen and expand women’s leadership g p p Complete gender mainstreaming Track budgetary and other resources for gender equality and women’s empowerment