Closing the gender gap in farming under climate change: New knowledge for renewed action

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Research on gender gap in farming under climate change will be presented at the event. Photo: S. Mojumder/Drik/CIMMYT

This high-level event shared cutting-edge knowledge and evidence on closing the gender gap in farming under climate change, and convene thinkers and doers in a forum to inspire renewed action. 

Watch recordings of all sessions (click Playlist)

If you want to know more about research on closing the gender gap in farming under climate change:

  • read our special blog series on Closing the gender gap
  • watch the presentations and the panel discussion from the Closing the gender gap event
  • follow the #AgGenderGap event hashtag on twitter
  • download the policy brief

Policy brief

  1. Share key research results related to gender, climate change, agriculture and food security.
  2. Discuss how such results are being used or could be used to reduce gender inequalities including their implications for policy and programs.
  3. Identify key gaps in the research that still need to be addressed to achieve optimal gender inclusion.
  4. Identify appropriate frameworks and methods for collecting and analyzing data around the topics of gender and climate change.
  5. Networking for building potential partnership and/or strengthening existing partnerships.

Welcome and Introductions Frank Rijsberman, CEO, CGIAR Consortium

Keynote presentation "At the cutting edge: current knowledge on closing the gender gap in farming under climate change”Jacqueline Ashby, CGIAR Senior Advisor on Gender and Research and Jennifer Twyman, Science Officer, CCAFS

Breakout Parallel Session – 1

Breakout Parallel Session – 2

Microinsurance decisions: gendered evidence from rural Bangladesh

Presenter: Claudia Ringler, IFPRI

Implications of land use change of soils rich in carbon stocks on women’s livelihood opportunities in the High Andes of Peru

Presenter: Cecilia Turin, CIP

Vulnerability, climate change adaptation and local food systems

Presenter: Jacob van Etten, Bioversity International

Connecting women, connecting men: How do institutions interact with communities facing climate variability and change?

Presenter: Wiebke Foerch, CCAFS

Mobile phone-enabled agro-advisory services: a means to empower women farmers

Presenter: Surabhi Mittal, CIMMYT

Who is listening? How climate information services (CIS) closes gender gaps

Presenter: Alexa Jay, IRI

Gender and women’s participation in REDD+ national decision-making in Vietnam

Presenter: Pham Thu Thuy, CIFOR

Smallholder women’s empowerment through farmer-participatory design and user-led innovation of labour-saving tools in Malawi

Presenter: Una Murray, National Uni of Ireland Galway

Patriarchy and climate change: a feminist political ecology of climate change adaptation in rural Nicaragua

Presenter: Noemi Gonda, Central European University

Weathering change: Vulnerability and adaptation strategies among women in Ghanaian cocoa

Presenter: Rachel Friedman, Univ. of Oxford


Women's adaptive innovations in land and water management under climate change in Himalaya: An illustration of reducing gender gap in subsistence agricultural economy in marginalized environment

Presenter: Prakesh C. Tiwari, Kumaon University

Discussion "Research gaps and key findings that have relevance to current policy processes" – Sonja Vermeulen, Head of Research, CCAFS

Report back from breakout session 1: Dr. Mathieu Denis, Acting Executive Director for Science, ISSC

Report back from breakout session 2: Marta Guadalupe Rivera Ferre, Research Fellow, University of Vic-Central University of Catalonia (Spain)

High Level Panel discussion (Watch Video)

Moderator: Heide Hackmann, Executive Director, International Council for Science (ICSU)

Drawing lessons from newly emerging research - Frank Rijsberman, CEO, CGIAR Consortium 

Panel Speakers: