Gender and inclusion toolbox: participatory research in climate change and agriculture

Gender and inclusion toolbox: participatory research in climate change and agriculture

This manual introduces a wide range of participatory strategies and tools for research to guide the implementation of climate smart agriculture and efforts to achieve food security in rural communities. It is intended for NGO practitioners and program designers interested in diagnostic and action research for gender sensitive and socially inclusive climate change programs.

The manual provides users with an introductory section that defines basic concepts of gender, climate change, vulnerability, adaptive capacity and  participatory action research. The following section describes steps in developing a research planning guide, building a research team and sampling procedures. Subsequent sections introduce key participatory tools for context analysis and for gathering a wide variety of information on perceptions of wealth, empowerment and overall socio-economic dynamics in a community. Users will be able to explore issues of access, use and control over climate services, and how co-benefits of climate interventions are perceived. The final section provides a set of easy to use guides on how to organize and analyze qualitative data from participatory action research.
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