IEAD USFQ, Gendered responses to food insecurity and sustainability in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic
Dr. Cheryl Martens is an Associate Professor and Directory of the Institute for Advances Stuides in Inequalities. She is co-principal investigator and the Quito project leader for the Hungry Cities Partnership project: Migration and Food Security in the Global South (MiFood). Her latest work focuses on Venezuelan migration and temporary shelter (Care, 2021) sexual and reproductive health, and gender-based violence service provision in Ecuador, as well as digital activism and sustainable communication in Latin America (Palgrave MacMillan, 2020).
Session Organizer: Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ).
Session Description: Food systems around the world are impacting the natural resources that are key to food security. They are also accentuating issues pertaining to nutrition, demonstrating the need for healthier diets derived from more sustainable food sources. A range of issues, including climate change and the pandemic highlight the urgency of food system resilience in relation to sustainable development goals. This panel will bring academic, community and international organizations together to discuss urban food security and food sovereignty challenges and strategies to improve health and environmental outcomes in fairer and more equitable ways, with a focus on enhancing resilience of communities