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Twitter Chat: Promoting Gender Equality in Food Systems and Nutrition

Women are key players in the agriculture sector around the world – and they are often the cornerstone of sustainable food systems. But despite food systems being the largest employer of women, they remain more at risk of being food insecure than men. Strong partnerships and multi-stakeholder collaboration are important to support women and their effort in achieving food security and nutrition for them and their households. The CFS Voluntary Guidelines on Food Systems and Nutrition (VGFSN) address and provide guidance for stakeholders on gender equality and women’s empowerment in the context of food systems and nutrition. To ensure food security and nutrition for all, advancing gender equality must be part of the solution. 

Hosted by GAFSP, Committee on World Food Security (CFS), this Twitter Chat highlights the vital role of women to ensure nutritious food for all, as well as the significance of the CFS Voluntary Guidelines on Food Systems and Nutrition (VGFSN) in promoting women’s rights in the context of food security and nutrition.


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Time & Date: Wednesday, June 9, 9am EST/ 2pm BST/ 3pm CET 

Format: 45 minute twitter chat with three questions published from the @UN_CFS twitter account. Co-hosted by GAFSP and CFS. 

Hashtags: Please include the hashtag #Jun9NutrChat in every tweet. Please also add #InvestFarmtoFork and #FoodSystems if space allows.


  1. Women play key roles in improving nutrition across the globe. Why is it important to incorporate gender equality in nutrition programming and food systems transformation?
  2. How can we work with governments, civil society organizations, and other stakeholders to deliver a gender-transformative framework for better nutrition outcomes?
  3. Gender equality and women’s empowerment present a focus area of the VGFSN. What is the role of the VGFSN in advancing nutrition and gender equality?




Focus area

  • Nutrition