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Gender roles in agriculture

The role of agricultural production and food policy in achieving broad development goals. Covering food security, land issues, food prices, gender, extension, the right to food and the role of technology and innovation.

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Climate change adaptation in agriculture and natural resource management in Tanzania: a gender policy review
Climate Change Agriculture Food Security 2016
More than twenty years have passed since the 1995 Beijing Platform for Action, where gender mainstreaming was acknowledged as an indispensable global strategy for achieving gender equality. Since then, Tanzania has undoubtedly made ef...
Hope dries up? Women and girls coping with drought and climate change
A. Fischer / CARE International 2016
The current drought in Mozambique has a disproportionate impact on women and girls. Unequal power relations, gender inequalities and discrimination mean that women and girls are often hardest hit during a crisis and will take longer t...
Invest in women to tackle climate change and conserve the environment
Women Deliver 2016
Climate change and environmental degradation represent a great threat to poverty reduction and to achieving the SDGs. They impact health, food security, nutrition, production, and peopleâ??s earnings. Yet given their traditional...
Supporting women farmers in a changing climate: five policy lessons
Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research 2015
Recent research presented at a seminar in Paris co-organized by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), the International Social Science Council (ISSC) and Future Earth produced five key po...
Seeds of adaptation Climate change, crop diversification and the role of women farmers
Center for International Forestry Research 2016
Farmers’ own seed systems are at the heart of food security. These systems are currently under stress due to political, social, economic and environmental changes. Women farmers play key roles in these systems. However, t...
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