Gender-responsive Solutions in the Context of Climate Change

A session by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Date : Tuesday, 7 November 2017
Time : 10.30 – 12.00
Venue : Indonesia Pavilion at COP 23, Bonn Zone, Number A02, Bonn, Germany


Practically all NDCs highlight the crucial role of the agriculture sector, while 40 per cent of submission reference “gender” or “women” as part of their sustainable development priorities in the context of climate change.

The promotion of climate-smart practices as well as agricultural diversification through the use ofneglected and/or underutilised crops offer tested entry points to strengthen climate resilience, food and nutrition security and gender equality.  anhoods.

A host of countries have developed NDCs and National Agricultural Investment Plans with a view to aligning their agricultural policies and sector strategies, consolidating increased investment in agriculture for growth, transformation and poverty reduction. These frameworks are a basis for channeling support and investments to the agricultural sector, and an important entry point for addressing policy, programmatic and investment gaps for gender equality and women’s empowerment in agriculture, food security and nutrition and rural development interventions.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), CARE International, the CROPS for the Future Research Center and Economic Community of West African States believe that harnessing women’s knowledge and potential will significantly enhance the resilience of households, communities and agri-food systems to climate-related shocks, which in turn requires their equitable access to productive assets, markets, climate information services information, technology and training.

This event aims to provide policymakers, civil society, development agencies and researchers with a comprehensive set of innovative approaches and tested good practices around unlocking  women’s great potential in agriculture, food security and nutrition policies, projects and research, with evidence predominantly originating from Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.

It aims to provide successful ways of managing climate change and transition towards sustainable  and inclusive food systems in line with the 2030 Development Agenda, through the perspectives of a research institution, a regional economic community, an large international NGO and a UN technical agency with a vast global mandate.



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