food security

Paving the way for gender-responsive FLR: Enhancing cultural identity, livelihoods, and ecosystems

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. […]

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At the time of the Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA) inception, there was no organized movement to address gendered impacts of climate change at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Through ongoing commitment, time, and energy on the part of the four founding members, an expanded GGCA steering committee, Secretariat, and […]

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Policies, institutions and services to help farmers develop new approaches to deal with climate change will need to produce results for women farmers as well as men. This brief provides five policy lessons to support this process, based on evidence from research in low- and middle income countries and offers guidelines for crafting gender-responsive climate […]

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Nepal Climate Change Gender Action Plan (ccGAP) Report

Maplecroft’s Climate Change Risk Atlas 2010 ranked Nepal as the fourth most vulnerable country to climate change in the world. Although Nepal has achieved remarkable improvements over the past few decades, it remains one of the poorest countries in the world, with an estimated 55 percent of Nepalese falling below the international poverty line of $1.25 per day. Classified as a Least Developed Country (LDC) by the United Nations and ranking 115th in terms (2008) of Gross Domestic Production (GDP), Nepal’s GDP remains the lowest amongst all South Asian countries.

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Liberia Climate Change Gender Action Plan (ccGAP) Report

This Climate Change Gender Action Plan (ccGAP) for Liberia was prepared based on the desk review of key reports, publications and websites, surveys and interviews, incountry meetings, stakeholder consultation and research, among others. We would like to express our sincerest appreciation to all participants for their advice, involvement and commitment to the process, and to their institutions for supporting their participation.

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Jordan Climate Change Gender Action Plan (ccGAP) Report

The Kingdom of Jordan is an upper middle income and developing country. Highly urbanized, over 70 percent of Jordan’s population live in towns and cities, making the local population highly dependent on energy. Jordan furthermore also ranks amongst the ten most water-poor countries in the world, with dire consequences to agriculture, food security and sustainable livelihoods. Being both highly urbanized and extremely water scarce, the Kingdom also faces an additional challenge – waste reduction and management.

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Although the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are intended to be universal, the discussion of SDGs within the context of developed countries has largely been absent. To address this, this report introduces assessment tool for developed countries to identify top priority SDG targets, based on a set of criteria that include applicability, implementability and transformationalism.

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This training manual, produced collaboratively by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security, CARE International and World Agroforestry Centre, provides research guidance for gender-sensitive climate adaptation activities at the rural community level. The manual includes key definitions, tools, common issues and recommendations to ensure that gender/social considerations are integrated at the outset of programs.

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