Mainstreaming gender-smart investing to accelerate the transformation of food systems under a changing climate

By 2050, the world will need to feed nearly 10 billion people while remaining within our planetary boundaries. Doing so will require radical innovation. Our latest research with CGIAR makes a simple but powerful proposition: that using a gender-smart approach when investing in food systems can increase risk-adjusted financial returns, while also improving climate-change mitigation and adaptation outcomes. The report examines three agricultural value chains, showing how gender-smart approaches in each have helped improve financial returns while also making a positive environmental and social impact. It also outlines a roadmap to support investors and food companies to incorporate a combined climate and gender-smart approach into their decision-making processes.

 

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