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CCAFS, FAO Release Paper on Gender and Climate Change Research in Agriculture

FAO30 November 2011: The Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security Program (CCAFS) of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) have released a joint paper titled “Gender and Climate Change Research in Agriculture and Food Security for Rural Development.” 

The paper notes the need for gender-specific responses to climate change in agriculture, and assurance that women are included in mitigation and adaptation strategies. It stresses the presence of synergies between mitigation and adaptation responses in agriculture and presents a framework and joint initiative by the FAO and CCAFS for examining gender differences in climate and agriculture work. Training materials from this initiative will focus on facilitating farmer exchanges, assessing the use of daily and seasonal forecasts, and catalyzing gender-sensitive climate smart agricultural practices. Products from the work will be available in early 2012. [Publication: Gender and Climate Change Research in Agriculture and Food Security for Rural Development]