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Gender equality, youth and social inclusion

Closing the gender gap and enhancing 
opportunities for youth in food, 
land, and water systems.

Gender equality, youth and social inclusion

ILRI research contributes to the CGIAR impact area on Gender equality, youth & social inclusion.

On average, women make up 43% of the agricultural labor force in low- and middle-income countries, yet their access to resources, rights, and services is limited, holding back prosperity for all.More than 85% of the world’s 1.2 billion youth live in low- and middle-income countries, where  many face limited opportunities for employment or entrepreneurship. Improving the lives and livelihoods of women, youth, and other marginalized groups is vital for equitable, productive, resilient and sustainable food systems.

Browse research initiatives that contribute to this impact area. 


Gender equality, youth and social inclusion research initiatives


Harnessing Gender and Social Equality for Resilience in Agrifood Systems

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Resilient Cities Through Sustainable Urban and Peri-Urban Agrifood Systems

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Sustainable Animal Productivity for Livelihoods, Nutrition and Gender Inclusion

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