Gender in Agriculture and Food Systems: An Evidence Gap Map

LEAD at Krea University

July 2021

The 2007-2008 global food-price crisis disproportionately affected women, particularly smallholder women farmers. The subsequent responses by governments, multilateral agencies and other institutions over the last decade do not seem to have had the intended effect of addressing underlying power imbalances in agriculture and food systems. Closing the knowledge gaps in gender and agriculture and food systems is a crucial step towards creating equitable food systems. This report presents a broader landscape of evidence across eleven identified themes in gender in agriculture and food systems, based on a systematic mapping exercise. The Evidence Gap Map (EGM) includes studies that use qualitative, quantitative and mixed method designs.



Thematic Area

Financial Well-being and Social Protection