Why is Gender Important in Climate-Smart Agriculture?

October 28, 2015

Smallholder farmers are neglected, women farmers are overlooked, and it is time to close the gap, according to a blog post examining the role of gender in climate-smart agriculture. The post is written by Patti Kristjanson, a senior research fellow with the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF).

It calls for greater acknowledgement of women’s role in climate-smart agriculture and makes several recommendations towards that goal, including investment in ‘action research’ initiatives and testing of innovative communication strategies.

The article points to a recently launched ‘Gender in Climate-Smart Agriculture Sourcebook’ which has been produced in a partnership between the World Bank, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the International Fund for Agricultural Development.

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