Gender and Social Inclusion

Gender equality and social inclusion (including youth) cut across all thematic areas (flagships) of CCAFS’ research – from climate-smart agriculture, to climate risk management, low emissions development, and policies and institutions. Gender and social analysis is critical to achieving desired development outcomes of increased production, improved outcomes for poverty alleviation, increased well-being for all, and a fairer distribution of burdens and benefits in agriculture among women and men. Research must also be designed and implemented in a way that women and men, including youth, can participate in, and benefit from, the research process and results to increase their control of productive assets, participate in decision making, and decrease their labour burdens.