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Plenary: Intersecting inequities in agriculture, nutrition and health
byANH Academy
Academy Week Research Conference
Date and Time
From: 27 June 2023, 15:30
To: 27 June 2023, 17:00 - CAT (GMT+2)
Street: Umodzi Park Chilembwe, Lilongwe, Malawi

-13.953950331269, 33.79164839411

Open Full Event Intersecting inequities in

Times for this event are in CAT.

Room: MVUU


In the SDG era, “the bid to leave no one behind” is central to the global food and nutrition security agenda. Understanding and addressing the pervasive inequities that operate across multiple societal levels is essential to achieving this. Intersectionality is a framework that moves beyond binary conceptualisation of categories such as gender, race/ethnicity, and class, towards the intersection of multiple characteristics that place individuals within complex systems of interlocking privilege and oppression, that ultimately shape health outcomes. Intersectionality has been advocated for as a tool for enhancing our understanding of equity, yet in practice it remains under the radar in the fields of agriculture, nutrition and health.

This ANH2023 plenary session brings together a panel of speakers from different positionalities who have experience implementing intersectionality in research, advocacy and community work, programming and policymaking to advance the agenda on identifying and addressing inequities across the food system.


Session Chair

  • Dee Woods, Director/Food Justice Policy Coordinator, Landworkers' Alliance



  • Bhavani Shankar, Professor of Food and Health, University of Sheffield
  • Lizzie Shumba, Agriculture and Nutrition Manager, Soils, Foods and Healthy Communities (SFHC), Malawi
  • Hon. Nafisa Shah, Member of National Assembly of Pakistan
  • Jemimah Njuki, Chief of Economic Empowerment, UN Women


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