Research Progress

The final project report is now available for download: Farmers in a Changing Climate: Does Gender Matter? Food Security in Andhra Pradesh, India 

The report discusses key findings in the following areas:

  • Men’s and women’s perceptions of climate variability coincide with the climate record
  • Men and women experience changes in climate variability differently
  • Men and women’s coping strategies are complementary but different
  • Men and women farmers rely on institutional support but have different levels of access

In addition, a story on the project and a summary of initial findings [missing document label]  are available for download.

© Jean-Marc Caimi

This project was based on collaboration and team effort. Warmest thanks and appreciation to colleagues at FAO, including Francesca Mancini, Selvaraju Ramasamy, Daniel Gustafson, Gavin Wall, Marcela Villarreal, Caroline Dookie, Reuben Sessa, Claudia Hiepe, Claudia Escutia and Sonia Zepeda. In addition, thanks to  Nandini Prasad (Independent Consultant), Carolyn Sachs (Penn State University), Margaret Alston (Monash University), M. Bharath Bhushan (Independent Consultant), Lisa Schipper (Stockholm Environment Institute), Prasanthi and colleagues (Andhra Pradesh Mahila Samatha Society), P. Raghava Reddy, V. Adinarayana, D. Raji Reddy (Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University) and Atsuko Nonoguchi (Penn State University).

The grant from SIDA which supported this research is acknowledged with appreciation.

last updated:  Thursday, October 7, 2010