Taking a gender-responsive approach to Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) means that the particular needs, priorities, and realities of men and women are recognized and adequately addressed in the design and application of CSA so that both men and women can equally benefit. The gender gap in agriculture affects how men and women access and benefit from CSA. A gender-responsive approach to CSA addresses this gap by recognizing the specific needs and capabilities of women and men. Site-specific CSA practices that are also gender-responsive can lead to improvements in the lives of smallholder farmers, fishers and foresters, as well as more sustainable results.
The aim of the brief 'A Gender-responsive Approach to Climate-Smart Agriculture' is to explain how to take into account the gender gap in agriculture in the development of site-specific CSA-sensitive practices, such as those described in other briefs in this series, through the adoption of a gender-responsive approach.
The brief includes information on:
- how to adopt a gender-responsive approach to CSA
- challenges to adoption of a gender-responsive approach
- gender equality in the three pillars of CSA
- gender-sensitive indicators of CSA performance
- projects that have applied a gender-responsive approach to introducing CSA-sensitive practices