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Agri-food sector contributes to a great extent to climate change – 1/3 of all food purchased is wasted, 1/3 of all GHG emissions comes from the food industry and only 1/3 of the freshwater withdrawals are attributed to other sectors of the economy. We need to rethink our food system and in order to do that in a successful way we need innovators coming from various backgrounds, having different experiences that will provide unique solutions. Diversity is a prerequisite of the innovative food system transformation.
On the International Women’s Day EIT Food would like to tackle the gender aspect of diversity and discuss how cross-gender collaboration may have positive impact on the agrifood sector!
Gender-based inequalities are prevalent, especially in rural areas. Women living in rural areas have fewer possibilities to access productive resources and accumulate human capital in order to grow economically, compared to men. They also often lack …