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Women Key Actors of Food Resilience: A Reconfiguration of Gender Relations in Times of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
Montréal | 2021 | 6 p.
Corporate author: 
Centre for International Cooperation and Study (CECI)


The Covid-19 pandemic and its response measures have intensified the vulnerability and shortcomings of food systems in West Africa, affecting all activities and processes of production, distribution, and consumption of food. To this end, rural women in Senegal and Burkina Faso, ensured the resilience of poor and vulnerable households, thus generating recognition of this reality by men. It is therefore essential to give women decision-making power at all levels in the spheres related to the four pillars of security eating. It would be desirable to support and accompany the positive reconfiguration of relationships of power between women and men, already in progress in the communities studied, to ensure that they have the means and skills (social, cultural, economic, political, and legal) to be able to fully play this role. Support for farmer organizations and networks of women's organizations is essential.


Resource Type: 
Research papers / journal articles
Media & information literacy / digital citizenship
Human rights
Diversity / cultural literacy / inclusive
Sustainable development / sustainability
Transformative initiatives / Transformative pedagogies
Level of education: 
Lifelong learning
Non-formal education