2019 ReSAKSS Annual Conference: Gender equality in rural Africa, from commitments to outcomes

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Third in a series of blog posts on the release of the 2019 Annual Trends and Outlook Report (ATOR) at the ReSAKSS Annual Conference in Lomé, Togo, Nov. 11-13. This year’s ATOR theme is “Gender Equality in Rural Africa: From Commitments to Outcomes.” Read the first post here and the second post here.

Evidence shows that gender disparities are undermining African countries’ ability to meet their goals of ending hunger, reducing poverty, boosting trade, and increasing resilience to climate change and other risks. How can Africa enhance gender equality and fulfill important development goals?

Policy makers, researchers, and gender experts, along with representatives of continental and regional organizations, farmers’ organizations, civil society, and development agencies, gathered Nov. 11-13 in Lomé, Togo, to grapple with these questions at the 2019 Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (ReSAKSS) Annual Conference, with the theme Gender Equality in Rural Africa: From Commitments to Outcomes. The conference, organized by IFPRI in partnership with the African Union Commission’s Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture, marked the launch of the 2019 Annual Trends and Outlook Report (ATOR) focused on the same gender theme.

Photo Credit: Melissa Cooperman/IFPRI

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