IFAD - UN International Fund for Agricultural Development
WOMEN ON THE FRONT LINE OF CLIMATE CHANGE: THE GENDER ADVANTAGE
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Through this collection of ten case studies, IFAD shows how gender-sensitive adaptation results in better outcomes in food security, livelihood options, incomes, and reduced workloads. The case studies are grouped thematically under the following headings: valuing women’s knowledge and experience creates opportunities for the whole community; equitable access to adaptation knowledge; investing in women brings economic returns for smallholder farmers; equal voice, equal access to decision making; and tackling women’s worsening workloads. Case studies are sourced from various multilateral and NGO projects from around the developing world, with the majority based in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.