Training Guide: Gender and climate change research in agriculture and food security for rural development

Abstract

FAO and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) have jointly developed the Training Guide for Gender and Climate Change Research in Agriculture and Food Security for Rural Development. The Guide provides users with resources and participatory action research tools for collecting, analysing and sharing gender-sensitive information about agricultural communities, households and individuals who are facing climate changes.

The Training Guide is divided into three parts. Each part contains different modules. Part I provides an overview of the importance of understanding climate change and food security issues in a gender-sensitive manner, and offers a range of possible participatory research tools. Part I includes the introduction and modules 1-3.

Part II addresses three particular research topics that are priorities of the CCAFS program: climate analogues, weather information and climate-smart agriculture. It also provides important information on how to rigorously implement research tools, use a sampling strategy and think about analysis and reporting on the findings from the beginning of study planning. Part II includes modules 4-7.

Part III contains the Annexes: Glossary, Additional Resources, Bibiliography.

Citation

Nelson, S.; Chaudhury, M. Training Guide: Gender and climate change research in agriculture and food security for rural development. FAO, Rome, Italy (2011) 136 pp.

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