It is not only in Africa that women and girls continue to be most impacted by climate disruptions to the food system. Around the world, female farmers and entrepreneurs have inequitable access to credit, insurance, training, technology, information, and markets, which makes them more susceptible to changing environmental patterns.
Many women farmers use traditional methods – indigenous knowledge has the potential to be a guiding force in our global response to the climate crisis. Today, global trends, geo-politics, and some forms of globalization are threatening its survival.
We are also committed to measuring and understanding people’s diets to protect biodiversity and ensure greater sustainability in food supply chains. Through Intake, we are developing a Climate Sensitive Diet App to report on the environmental impact of diets by tracking four indicators of planetary health: greenhouse gas emissions, land use, eutrophication potential, and water use, based on Life Cycle Assessment data.