Crisis Management and Resilience
Investing in agriculture is critical if we want to reduce poverty, address climate change, and tackle hunger. A climate change agreement in Paris is not likely to explicitly address agriculture – but countries are leading the way, by including action on agriculture in their Intended Nationally Determined Commitments (INDCs).
Will these pledges be enough to deliver food security for...Read more
Agriculture across Africa must undergo a significant transformation to meet the multiple challenges of climate change, food insecurity, malnutrition, poverty and environmental degradation. The case studies described here are just some of the climate-smart agricultural practices that already exist in Africa. This publication aims to inspire farmers, researchers, business leaders, policy makers...Read more
The international community has long agreed on the importance of making gender issues a core consideration in international and domestic policy processes. However, in practice, the gender dimension of development, adaptation and mitigation projects has often been ignored or overlooked. This project of the Climate & Development Knowledge Network...Read more
The report frames climate change as a universal human rights imperative, a global security threat, and a pervasive economic strain. Cataloguing the effects of climate change, the study examines the gendered dimensions of sea level rising and flooding;...
By applying climate information to her farming that she learned from a project implemented by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and the National Agency of Meteorology Senegal (ANACIM), Mariama Keita has become a major agricultural producer and a role model for the women...Read more
Gender is a critical dimension of climate-smart agriculture. There are several reasons why. Agricultural growth is one such solution to tackling issues such as food and nutrition insecurity, and poverty that climate change exacerbates. We simply are not going to see the transformative changes in agriculture and food systems that we need to see without also tackling gender issues.
This recently released Module 18 on Gender in Climate-Smart Agriculture is a very valuable addition to the influential Gender in Agriculture Sourcebook published by the World Bank, FAO and IFAD in 2008.
The Module provides guidance and a comprehensive menu of practical tools for integrating gender in the...Read more
Recent research presented in March 2015 at a seminar in Paris on ‘Closing the gender gap in farming under climate change’, co-organized by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), the International...Read more
Les femmes de l’Agriculture Familiale ont réclamé davantage de représentativité et de participation aux mécanismes de prises de décisions, lors d’une réunion tenue au cours de la Vè Conférence mondiale – Construisons le futur : Agriculture Familiale en septembre 2015 à Derio, Bizkaia. Les femmes des zones rurales des cinq...Read more
Today, the world faces a greater challenge perhaps than ever before: tackling hunger and malnutrition in the face of climate change and increasing natural resource scarcity. Civil society, governments, researchers, donors, and the private sector are simultaneously debating and collaborating to find solutions. But the dialogue is over-emphasizing food production. If we are to achieve the...Read more