Conference Programme


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(version: 11 October) of the Cultivating Equality 2021 conference.


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Plenaries: daily 14.00-15.30 CEST

Tuesday, October 12, 14:00-15:30 CEST
Conference opening plenary

Moderator and conference host: Vivian Atakos, CGIAR GENDER Platform

Opening remarks:

Arthur Mol, Rector Magnificus/Vice-president Executive Board Wageningen
University & Research, Netherlands

Claudia Sadoff, CGIAR Executive Management Team Convener; Managing
Director, Research Delivery and Impact

Nicoline de Haan, Director CGIAR GENDER Platform

Conference co-ordinators:

  • Margreet van der Burg, Senior Lecturer/Researcher Gender Studies,
    Wageningen University & Research; WUR Daily Project leader
    EU Gender-SMART
  • Marlène Elias, CGIAR GENDER Platform Alliances Module Leader


Bina Agarwal, Professor Development Economics and Environment, GDI, University
of Manchester, UK
: Cultivating Equality by Cultivating in Groups


Wednesday, October 13, 14:00-15:30
Plenary: The Politics of Knowledge and Plural Visions
for Equitable Agriculture and Food Systems

Moderator: Esha Shah, Scholarly Teacher, Wageningen University


Andrea Cornwall, Professor Global Development and Anthropology,  SOAS, University
of London, UK: Decolonizing Gender and Development

Amon Ashaba Mwiine, Lecturer School of Women and Gender Studies, Makerere
University, Uganda: Plural Feminisms, Pathways & Practices towards
Equitable Food Systems: Visions for the future

Tania Eulalia Martinez-Cruz, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Greenwich, UK:
Whose Food Sovereignty? Encounters and Discounters in Transnational Space:
Reflections and lessons from Indigenous Peoples in Latin America


Thursday, October 14, 14:00-15:30 CEST
Plenary: Rural Women's Voices - Messages to researchers

Moderator: Agnes Atim Apea, Hope Development Initiative, Uganda, Member of
Parliament and Deputy Chairperson for the Committee of Agriculture, Uganda


Wairimu Kanyiri, GROOTS, Kenya

Willemien Koning-Hoeve, Dairy farmer, Chair Netherlands LTO Women Farmers
(LTO Women and Business), member European COPA-COGECA's Women Committee

Bhavanaben Parmar and Mansi Shah, Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA), India

Eileen Mairena, Researcher & Advocacy Officer, Centre for the Autonomy and Development
of Indigenous Peoples (CADPI), Nicaragua


Friday, October 15, 14:00-16:00 CEST
Closing plenary:
A Forward-looking Agenda for Gender Research in
Agriculture and Food Systems 

Moderator: Seema Arora-Jonsson, Professor Rural Development in Sweden
and Europe, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences


Bettina B. Bock, Professor Inclusive Rural Development, Wageningen University;
Professor Population Decline and Quality of Rural Life, University of Groningen

Rolando Cerda, Researcher and Professor, Tropical Agricultural Research and
Higher Education Centre
(CATIE), Costa Rica

Nicoline de Haan, Director CGIAR GENDER Platform

Jemimah Njuki, Africa Director, International Food Policy Research Institute
(IFPRI); UNFSS Custodian for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment

Philip Otieno, Executive Director, Advocates for Social Change Kenya (ADSOCK)

Vicki Wilde, Senior Program Officer, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation