Gender studies

Last changed: 07 July 2021
Feminist text

Gender equality and women’s empowerment as themes crosscut many research fields linked to agriculture, food and cities. Gender equality as a stand-alone SDG (SDG 5) is of central importance to understanding the dynamics of processes relating to urbanisation and food systems, of which the targets of SDG 5 are found to have a positive influence on achievement of other SDGs.

At SLU there is a cross-divisional initiative with the aim to foster collaborative efforts on research and education related to gender and feminist research within the Department of Urban and Rural Development and the Swedish Biodiversity Centre (CBM), enhancing feminist and gender lenses to urban and rural research. Examples of research that apply a gender lens located at the intersection of food and cities include projects on urban and peri-urban agriculture, as well as women’s entrepreneurship in peri-urban areas.



Klara Fischer, Associate Professor, Department of Urban and Rural Development. 

Karolin Andersson, PhD student, Department of Urban and rural Development.