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19 October 2015
Food systems

New report on cultivating equality – who eats first and who eats worst?

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This report from Food Tank, CARE International and the CGIAR Research program on Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security (CCAFS) – Cultivating Equality: Delivering Just and Sustainable Food Systems in a Changing Climate – demonstrates how inequality determines who eats first and who eats worst, and how this shapes people’s ability to adapt to climate change. The report argues that solutions around food production are not enough, and demand more dialogue and action to address inequality in food systems.

To realise food and nutrition security for all in the face of climate change, CARE, CCAFS, and Food Tank make the following recommendations to governments, the private sector, donors, and individuals:

  • Prioritise women’s empowerment and integrate climate change in all approaches to food and nutrition security;
  • Ensure small-scale food producers and women have a seat at the table when policies and budgets are decided;
  • Commit to ambitious action to tackle the climate crisis and keep global temperatures below 1.5 degrees Celsius;
  • Commit to scaling up of finance to address hunger and climate change;
  • Respect the rights of small-scale food producers and women and commit to equitable approaches in policies and supply chains;
  • Know where your food comes from to make sustainable consumption choices.

Find a two-page summary and key recommendations from the report Cultivating Equality to the Committee on World Food Security’s 42nd meeting, 12-15 October 2015.

Find the whole report here.

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