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Gender in climate smart agriculture module in the updated FAO Sourcebook

The recently updated Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) Sourcebook synthesizes recent evidence and experiences with climate smart agriculture. The gender module identifies opportunities for future gender-responsive climate smart agricultural investments and interventions. Among other topics, it covers gender analysis for CSA interventions, gender-responsive CSA data and indicators, enabling policies and institutions for gender responsive CSA etc.

Gender parity and inorganic fertilizer technology adoption in farm households: Evidence from Niger

This book chapter seeks to address the gap in understanding the role of gender parity in inorganic fertilizer technology adoption in Niger. Following the the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) approach for household parity indicators, it appears that gender parity in the household affects negatively the adoption of inorganic fertilizer. Accompanying measures are needed to correct this negative effect…

Woman in agriculture, and climate risks: hotspots for development

Nitya Chanana and Pramod Aggarwal (CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security – CCAFS) published their methodology that links climate change adaptation interventions with the climatic risks experienced by women farmers, their social profile and their needs based on the role they play in agriculture. In this manner, the authors identified hotspots where climate change adaptation and…

Conservative outlook, gender norms and female wellbeing: Evidence from rural Bangladesh

This paper seek to test the association between household conservatism and female well-being indicators, by considering the dimension of employment, decision-making autonomy and body mass (nutrition). It found that living in conservative households is associated with lower probability of female employment. Females from conservative households are less likely to be in wage work or salaried jobs. The probability of being…

Gender and smallholder chicken production: a literature review

Researchers from the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) project in Ethiopia reviewed literature on the socio-economic, marketing and gender aspects of village chicken production. They found that: (a) in developing countries, women take care of the routine management of poultry with the assistance of children, (b) in most areas of the tropics, chicken research gives little attention to marketing rather but…

Gender Norms and Agricultural Innovation: Insights from Six Villages in Bangladesh

In this paper, scientists from WorldFish and the University of East Anglia explore how men and women in South West Bangladesh perceive gender norms to affect their ability to innovate, adopt, and benefit from new technologies in aquaculture, fisheries and agricultural systems. The article concludes that technical organizations seeking to promote innovation need to go beyond itemizing gender ‘gaps’ to engage more…

Too big to ignore: Gender and climate change adaptation in the Lake Chilwa Basin

This WorldFish publication focuses on the Lake Chilwa Basin, Malawi, to reflect on gender aspects in climate change adaptation. In doing so, the chapter aims to deepen our understanding of how rural vulnerable people adapt to and mitigate the consequences of climate change and also how responses (adaptations) to climatic shocks may magnify the effects of many existing drivers of vulnerability.

Does women’s time in domestic work and agriculture affect women’s and children’s dietary diversity? Evidence from Bangladesh, Nepal, Cambodia, Ghana, and Mozambique

This recently published article finds that women’s domestic work and cooking time are positively correlated with more diverse diets. The authors also find differential effects depending on asset poverty status. For example, in Mozambique, working long hours in agriculture is negatively associated with women’s dietary diversity score in non-poor women, but is positively associated with poor women’s dietary diversity and poor…