IITA Gender Science Network (GSN): advancing gender, youth, and social inclusion research in Africa’s agriculture

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IITACGIAR is dedicated to advancing gender, youth, and social inclusion agricultural research in  Africa. In a meeting held on 28 March, members of the IITA Gender Science Network (GSN) gathered to discuss their research activities for the first quarter of 2024 and share plans for future collaboration. Leading the meeting was Steven Cole, a Senior Scientist and Gender Specialist.

Food Safety Scientist Titilayo Falade provided updates on her work in two key areas. She discussed the opportunity to develop a proposal for the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) call and the interest of the partners and STDF for gender aspects to be included. Despite not specializing in gender science, she expressed commitment and indicated that this would be implemented in collaboration with IITA’s gender science research team. She is also leading an EU HORIZON project, “Food Safety for Africa,” andthe project consortium isinterested in exploring gender dimensions related to food hazards such as pesticide residues and mycotoxins.

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