Equity and Equality in a Food System context

Organized by Division Human Nutrition and health and Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation within the International course / HNE – 36406 “Food Systems for Healthy and Sustainable Diets”

Organised by Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation

Wed 13 June 2018 13:30 to 17:00

Location Other Setup
Venue Wageningen International Congres Centre (WICC)

Equity takes into considerations differences which are marginalizing certain parts of the population and is recognises that different approaches may be necessary to produce outcomes that are equitable, Important aspects of marginalization are gender, income and poverty, life stage, youth, geography, ethnicity and disability. Equality is based in the premised that all men, women, youth and vulnerable and marginalised persons should be treated in the same way and is fails to recognize that equal treatment will not produce equitable results because persons have different life experiences. Equity and equality are linked but distinct and both very important and a better understanding of these concepts is needed to see how we can make sure to address them in our future work in food systems (research).

This seminar will discuss:

1.     Equity and equality in relation to marginalization in food systems;

2.     The role of youth and gender in food system transformations

3.     The spectrum of approaches and interventions to address equity and equality in food system

Programme of the Seminar

13:30 – 13:40 Welcome and introduction – Dr Inge Brouwer, Division of Human Nutrition and Health

13:40 – 14:10 Equity and Equality in Food System research – Dr Jody Harris, Institute of Development Studies

14:10 – 14:20 Food System Transformation and Youth – Mr. Bram Peters, Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation

14:20 – 14:30 Gender considerations in Food Systems – Ms Nina de Roo Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation

14:20 – 14:30 Question for the last two speakers

14:30 – 15:20 Break-out sessions and discussion

15:20 – 15:40 Coffee / Tea

15:40 – 16:50 Break-out session and discussion

16:50 – 17:00 Closing remarks