ICAE event: Does focusing on women farmers with climate resilience strategies pay off?

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Women farmers around the world are a key constituency in agriculture and in efforts to build sustainable, climate-resilient food systems, yet they are often marginalized by or left out of agricultural extension services that tend to target men. Is this because it simply does not pay to target women farmers with advice on climate resilience strategies? Or is it just too difficult to reach women with the information channels that are currently in use?

An Aug. 29 virtual event, part of the 31st Triennial International Conference of Agricultural Economists, addressed these questions by presenting research results from IFPRI’s Reaching Smallholder Women with Information Services and Resilience Strategies to Respond to Climate Change project and hearing from practitioners in the field.

Photo credit: C. Schubert/CCAFS

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