Training guide: Gender and climate change research in agriculture and food security for rural development
BackgroundBoth women and men play a significant role in safeguarding food security, and their respective roles and responsibilities need to be well understood to ensure that men and women benefit equally from climate-smart agriculture practices. Little research, however, has been undertaken to understand how men and women are adapting to climate change, mitigating emissions and maintaining food security.
About the training guide
As one of many steps toward addressing this gap, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations ( FAO ) and CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) have developed a training guide on “Gender and climate change research in agriculture and food security for rural development.”
The training guide:
- provides a clear understanding of the concepts related to gender and climate-smart agriculture;
- describes participatory methods for conducting gender-sensitive research on the impacts of climate change; and
- offers guidance on different ways of reporting research findings so that they can be properly analyzed.
Using the guide will ensure that critical information on gender and climate change is collected, allowing researchers and development workers to formulate appropriate gender-sensitive policies and programmes for rural development.
Links to the publication in English, French and Spanish:
- EN: http://www.fao.org/docrep/018/i3385e/i3385e.pdf
- FR: http://www.fao.org/docrep/018/i3385f/i3385f.pdf
- SP: http://www.fao.org/docrep/018/i3385s/i3385s.pdf
Links to infographic in English, French and Spanish:
- EN: http://www.fao.org/gender/gender-home/gender-resources/infographics/en/
- FR: http://www.fao.org/gender/gender-home/gender-resources/infographics/fr/
- SP: http://www.fao.org/gender/gender-home/gender-resources/infographics/es/