Mitigation of Climate Change in Agriculture (MICCA) Programme
Gender and climate change
FAO and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) have jointly developed the Training Guide for Gender and Climate Change Research in Agriculture and Food Security for Rural Development.
The training guide is now available in English, French and Spanish, with a new infographic Equal access to resources and power for food security in the face of climate change.
The Guide provides users with resources and participatory action research tools for collecting, analysing and sharing gender-sensitive information about agricultural communities, households and individuals who are facing climate changes.
Women, agriculture and climate change
Men and women working their fields in Burundi The State of the World Report also points out that “women in agriculture and rural areas have less access than men to productive resources and opportunities” and that “closing the gender gap in agriculture would generate significant gains for the agriculture sector and for society”, which could “reduce the number of hungry people in the world by 12–17 percent.”
By ensuring that climate-smart practices clearly recognize and address the different needs of men and women, we can make a clear contribution to reducing food insecurity, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing the adaptability of farming systems.
New training material to help researchers gather data
As a contribution to addressing this gap, MICCA and CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) have developed training material on Gender and Climate Change Research in Agriculture and Food Security for Rural Development.
The material provides a clear understanding of the concepts related to gender and climate change:
• describes methods for conducting gender-sensitive research on the impacts of climate change;
Using the material will ensure that critical information on gender and climate change is collected, allowing researchers and development workers to formulate appropriate gender-sensitive policies and programmes for rural development.
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