Equity, Empowerment and Gender Relations: A literature review of special relevance for Climate-Smart Agriculture Programming

This brief summarizes the findings of a case study of a diversification effort undertaken in Guinayangan Climate-Smart Village. Based on a literature review, the issue of how climate-smart agriculture can advance equity and empowerment of women and their inclusion in disaster and climate adaptation programs could be addressed via community-level research studies (i.e., the engagement of farm women in the design, management, and implementation of enterprises in homesteads and family farms). Improved access to resources, information, markets and decision-making opportunities of women will bring them on par with men as equal partners in climate change and disaster risk reduction efforts. Applying social learning improved the adaptive capacities of women. A wider and more equitable gender sensitivity is now seen amongst policy makers and local government, with a corresponding enhanced and out-scaled uptake on CSA.
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2018-10

Author(s)

  • Francia Villavicencio
  • Magnolia Rosimo
  • Rene Vidallo
  • Emilita Oro
  • Julian Gonsalves

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Villavicencio F, Rosimo M, Vidallo R, Oro E, and Gonsalves J. 2018. Equity, Empowerment and Gender Relations: A literature review of special relevance for Climate-Smart Agriculture Programming. CCAFS Info Note. Wageningen, The Netherlands: CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).