Date: Sun, 19 May 2013 17:37:30 +0200
- Eldis Manual
Training guide: gender and climate change research in agriculture and food security for development
- It has been estimated that over 100 million people could be lifted out of poverty, if women were granted equal access to and control of resources. However, climate change and gender have yet to be implemented into agricultural development in an effective way. This training guide has been produced to support gender-responsive and socially-sensitive participatory research into the gender dimensions of climate change responses in the agriculture and food security sectors. It provides resources and tools for collecting, analysing and sharing information with the aim of addressing knowledge gaps and improving food production, livelihood security and gender equality.
Part one of the training provides definitions of key gender terms and frameworks, as well as gender analysis of climate change issues in the agriculture and food security sectors. The guide also provides inspiration and best practice for preparing and implementing participatory research, with advice and lists of possible questions. A tool box of ten participatory research tools for use in the field is provided, including: village resources map; seasonal calendar; daily activity clocks; farming systems diagram; and institutional profiles amongst others.
The second part of the guide provides guidance to users in the preparation, implementation and reporting of gender and climate change research activities. Implementation teams, process of data collection and invitation letters for group participants are discussed, as are research ethics. The guide then uses a CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security study work plan to illustrate the integration of the previously described concepts and frameworks into research activities. This work plan covers activities from contextualising the study and ensuring participation, to weather forecasting and understanding gender-sensitive climate-smart agriculture initiatives.
The third section discusses the importance of auditing and provides gender- and age-sensitive reporting templates for each of the activities described in the work plan, as well as templates for debriefing documents. Finally, the guide discusses the reporting of the research, covering all the components of a final report.