011/2015Why paying attention to gender matters for climate change adaptation
This blog post by Elizabeth Bryan, Patti Kristjanson, and Claudia Ringler summarizes recent research by IFPRI on gender and climate change under the CGIAR Program for Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security. Click here to read why gender matters for climate change adaptation.
011/2015CAPRi Launches New Website
Have you thought about how property rights and collective action influence your work? Are you interested to find out more about how these institutions influence People’s use and management of natural resources, and the sustainability of these resources? People’s livelihood decisions and well-being, including access to opportunities, resilience and agency? Gender relations and marginalized groups? Have […]
04/2015Calling all adaptation practitioners!
We invite you to participate in an IFPRI survey that aims to assess the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of key NGOs and government agencies working in the areas of climate change adaptation and climate risk management in Africa south of the Sahara (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/genderandclimatechange). In particular, we hope to determine the extent to which organizations have […]
03/2015Four Fast Facts to Debunk Myths about Rural Women
New research, drawing on work done by IFPRI and others, presented in Paris this week by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) helps to debunk a few myths that are often the basis for bad policy decisions. Read the article by Jacqui Ashby and Jennifer Twyman here: http://www.ipsnews.net/2015/03/four-fast-facts-to-debunk-myths-about-rural-women/
03/2015New video by CIAT on why agricultural research should be gender inclusive
This 6-minute animated video gives 3 reasons why agricultural research should be gender inclusive, and 3 ways to do it. The video was created by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in collaboration with ICESI University (Colombia). Watch the video here: Gender Inclusive Research: Why and How
02/2015Toolkit for research on gender and climate change now available!
The project, “Enhancing Women’s Assets to Manage Risk under Climate Change: Potential for Group-Based Approaches,” aimed to build on the small but growing literature on the linkages between gender, assets, climate change, and collective action in order to provide evidence on how climate change may differentially affect men and women, and on how group-based approaches--which […]
012/2014Video of Global Landscapes Forum Event on Gender and Climate Change
Watch this discussion forum on "Gender and resilience across the landscape – from Latin America, Africa and Asia" which took place on December 6, 2014, the first day of the Global Landscapes Forum, in Lima, Peru, during COP20. Gender concerns are gaining increasing recognition in climate change negotiations. Although women are believed to be more […]
012/2014Op-ed by Claudia Ringler on climate change and rural women in Outreach magazine
COP 20: Climate Change Negotiators Must Consider the Role of Rural Women By Claudia Ringler, Deputy Division Director, IFPRI As smallholder farmers in many parts of the world, women play a crucial role in food production. Yet they are the least equipped to adapt their farming practices to climate change. The reason? They have less […]
012/2014Interview on gender and climate change with Ruth Meinzen-Dick
Following up on the themes discussed at the COP side event in Lima, Peru, Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Senior Research Fellow at IFPRI, discusses women farmers’ abilities to adapt to climate change, highlighting the importance of access to climate change information in rural farming communities in Africa. The interview was conducted by Laura Angela Bagnetto at Resources […]
012/2014Summary of the IFPRI-hosted side event at the COP in Lima available
Wednesday, December 3, IFPRI hosted an official COP20 side event on "Increasing the Resilience of Farming Communities to Climate Change through Shared Learning and Adaptation Decision-Making with a Focus on Gender." The event was co-hosted with the Asociación para la Naturaleza y Desarrollo Sostenible (ANDES) and organized with the University of Missouri. Click here to read a […]