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Gender Integration and Intersectionality in Food Systems Research for Development

F Kruijssen, C McDougall, A Reggers, J Newton

This Guidance Note highlights key points for gender integration in the research for development (R4D) project cycle. It uses an intersectional lens to recognise how aspects of social identity such as age or life stage, class, caste, ethnicity, ability, sexual orientation and so forth crosscut and shape gender and power. It provides an overall introduction, guide and set of signposts to help point you in the right direction.

This Guidance Note has been designed for use by R4D teams and researchers working in food systems. You do not have to be a gender specialist or social scientist to use it; it is written in nontechnical language for that reason. However, teams using the resource are strongly encouraged to have a gender and social equity scientist in their team to help adapt and apply the guidance. The content was originally created for teams working in aquatic food systems, particularly small-scale fisheries and aquaculture. However, it is now framed broadly in this Guidance Note so that it can be useful to those working in any area of food systems R4D.

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