In the first of a two-part webinar series (see part 2), leading researchers from the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the International Crops Research Institute (ICRISAT), and the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE), will present their latest findings, recently published in a special issue of Climatic Change titled "Gender Equality in Climate Smart Agriculture: Framework, Approaches and Technologies."
Their work examines the potential of climate-smart agriculture (CSA) to empower women and promote gender equality, with articles exploring a range of topics, from the issues and gaps in achieving gender equality in CSA to using CSA strategies to improve food insecurity and community resilience. Specific papers included in this webinar are:
- Women in agriculture, and climate risks: hotspots for development
- Potential of climate-smart agriculture in reducing women farmers’ drudgery in high climatic risk areas
- Gender in climate change, agriculture, and natural resource policies: insights from East Africa
Slides from this webinar, held on 12 March, 2020, can be found here: