In most parts of the world, women play a major role in agricultural production, a critical component of food security – women farmers bring to bear valuable knowledge in seed selection, vegetative propagation and the reproduction of plants and animals. A growing body of evidence in international development establishes that gender equality at the household and community levels leads to superior agricultural and development outcomes, including increases in farm productivity and improvements in family nutrition.
“The gender and energy nexus in urban settings” is the fourth in the AGENT Energy series of webinars.
Shared Resources, Joint Solutions (SRJS) is an expansive program that engages 16 countries across 9 regions to secure International Public Goods (IPGs) — focusing on water and food security and climate resilience — through a balance of short- and long-term social, economic and sustainability interests from civil society, governments and businesses. This tool is for […]
Shared Resources, Joint Solutions (SRJS) is an expansive programme that spans 16 countries and focuses on increasing food and water security and climate resilience. Gender equality and inclusivity principles are key, cross-cutting goals of the SRJS programme.
This review examines the impact of desertification on women, their role in the management of natural resources and drylands, and the constraints they face.
El estudio de la relación entre género y medio ambiente marcó un hito en la investigación ambiental a nivel mundial. En México, destacadas especialistas dieron la pauta al analizar las distintas formas en que la condición de género interviene en el acceso, manejo y control de los recursos naturales, en particular en ámbitos rurales. En […]
Africa is experiencing the impacts of climate change, yet there is wide variation in the capacity of women and men to adequately cope with its effects. Although the research base is wide and growing every day, this fact sheet centers on a select group of themes in literature around gender and climate change in Africa, […]
While mitigation efforts aim to reduce the causes of climate change (e.g., by addressing deforestation and advancing renewable energy), adaptation efforts attempt to address the impacts of climate change, such as droughts, floods, sea level rise, and intensified natural disasters, on people, structures and ecosystems. As climate continues to rapidly change in unprecedented ways, adaptation response is […]
In Armenia, the forestry sector and forest restoration policy development and decision making in natural resources management processes have been shaped as a result of women’s historical every day practices—which are also often drivers of deforestation and degradation—and yet women’s direct participation in these matters is frequently neglected. Forests in Armenia are state property and […]
Licuri is a highly valuable tree species, both to local ecosystems and in traditional cultural uses, with a clear commercial niche. Its productive and sustainable uses are directly linked to ecosystem conservation and women’s empowerment—which is being further developed to great success. Project partners are working together to increase the mechanization of the licuri harvesting and production process, aiming to lessen the time-burden on women and enhance their livelihood potential. […]