Autor: Cecilia Schubert
Women in rural areas in developing countries are not equally vulnerable to climate change. A woman’s resilience to the various impacts of climate change depends on her social status, her access to resources, and involvement in social networks. In some cases, one woman can be more resilient than her neighbour, and even be more resilient than some men in her village.
Women are also not necessarily victims of climate change but can contribute to finding solutions on how to cope with climate change . The same applies for men. But in order to adress the gender-based needs and differences that exist, more information from the ground is required.
The field research covered three main research priorities for the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Climate Change (CCAFS), relating to the climate change, agricultural development and food security ‘nexus’:
- How to enable farmers, both men and women, to visit farms of the future, i.e. visit climate analogues sites;
- How to ensure equity in access and usage of seasonal weather forecasts;
- Get a better understanding of gender-sensitive climate-smart agricultural practices and what catalyze implementation of CSA practices.
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