PIM’s lead center IFPRI has just released a collections of notes under the project “Enhancing Women’s Assets to Manage Risk under Climate Change: Potential for Group-Based Approaches”. The project aims to help poor women farmers and pastoralists in Africa south of the Sahara and South Asia—especially those in Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, and Bangladesh—manage risks under climate change. The notes in this collection explore how to protect or strengthen women’s control over critical assets, including natural resources and social capital. These notes also examine the potential for innovative and group-based approaches to increase women’s assets and strengthen their risk-management capabilities in the context of climate change.
The volume is organized around three topics:
- Climate change, collective action, and gender: overview of the issues and key actors in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Mali
- Gender, assets, and climate variability and change
- Innovations for managing climate risks faced by men and women
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About the Editors:
Claudia Ringler is deputy director of the Environment and Production Technology Division of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington, DC.
Agnes R. Quisumbing is a senior research fellow in the Poverty, Health, and Nutrition Division of IFPRI, Washington, DC.
Elizabeth Bryan is a senior research analyst in the Environment and Production Technology Division of IFPRI, Washington, DC.
Ruth Meinzen-Dick is a senior research fellow in the Environment and Production Technology Division of IFPRI, Washington, DC.
This work was undertaken as part of the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM). Funding support for the study was provided by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany.