INFORMING COMMUNITY BASEDPARTICIPATORY ACTION RESEARCH ONGENDER AND ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE           VARIABILITY Moushumi C...
Why Focus on Gender and Agriculture?45% of thelabor force inagriculture inthe developingworld iscomprised ofwomen(FAO 2010...
Background• Gender and Climate Change Research in Agriculture and Food Security for Rural Development training guide focus...
Data Collection                                                                                                           ...
(1) Climate Analogues: Case of Ghana Analogues by Temperature   Analogues by Precipitation
Adaptation through mobility and exchangeof information• Communication Lessons:  • Farmer to farmer exchanges    through th...
Understanding Mobility For KnowledgeExchange• Why travel?                       • Lessons Learned  • Women: to primarily c...
(2) Adaptation Through Climate Information• Communication Lessons  • Presenting visual symbols to    discuss the weather m...
Channels and Information Provided• Communication Channels for Daily Forecasts  • Informal indigenous knowledge          • ...
http://ccafs.cgiar.org/our-work/research-       themes/integration-decision-making/linking-knowledge-action/gender-       ...
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Informing community-based participatory action research on gender & adaptation to climate variability by Moushumi Chaudhury, Patti Kristjanson, Florence Kyagazze, Jesse Naab, and Sharmind Neelormi. Presented at the 6th Community Based Adaptation Conference, April 2012.

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Informing community-based participatory action research on gender & adaptation to climate variability - Moushumi Chaudhury

  1. 1. INFORMING COMMUNITY BASEDPARTICIPATORY ACTION RESEARCH ONGENDER AND ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE VARIABILITY Moushumi Chaudhury1, Patti Kristjanson1, Florence Kyagazze2, Jesse Naab3, and Sharmind Neelormi4 1 CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security (CCAFS) 2 Makerere University, Uganda 3 Savannah Agricultural Research Institute, Ghana 4 Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh
  2. 2. Why Focus on Gender and Agriculture?45% of thelabor force inagriculture inthe developingworld iscomprised ofwomen(FAO 2010-11)
  3. 3. Background• Gender and Climate Change Research in Agriculture and Food Security for Rural Development training guide focusing on (1) climate analogues, (2) weather information, and (3) climate smart agriculture practices• Participatory Action Research (PAR) tool
  4. 4. Data Collection Ka ja yn B au ui wl ml Ka jooin n No i y n jK o i k n S S S S L k Nb g b ae au ao S S S S Ms k a aa Mlo g a no Miriz b i Bk to uo S Krima i y La tod yn ne S S S S S Ka aa d y mg n a S Nky g ai aa S # # # # S Gmg n uwn o a uu gL e g S S Kzb ii a # S R eira o ws b Mk n oKu b ao d ir ma S S Kb wk au oo Aeru g Sn a k i n u ag S S S S Mk k te u oo Zime zw # S Nmi ob Ke a g z y n nai Klisz a io S S S Knaieu ay r r Ls k u aa Na ik y y mu u Rk k ru u uu S S Kg no L a aw i a d wmg a S S Ks my aa ba S Kb re ea au g y S S Kna wu i y b il S L a irib wb aS S S Na g yna Ka u d s Bkra y k d ue i # i # S # By g By ua a a S L ag wn a By ma Koea # Kbra ua b y t r S S Mea wz ii S S L k Kja e aoa ae i n bl l Dm Pin S u u ot S Lk ae L ab wn a S S S S Kua if t S S S Na uh ni yb s ey S S Kg ma aa b S S Rm Kritim L k Kru g u a a a ae a n a S Rk i aa S S L eua wk b Ks s a aa S # S Ks z a oi S Lk Vcoia ae i t r S S S RKI AA S Gy z aa a S L k Kja e aoa uao a e i n b lKmk l S l a Krew i taS S Ntee at S S Kb le aa S Kbno ai g Ms mw Isa d ua b a l n S Bg na Na iy n o u a z y mo g Kteeo atr S S S ISN IR IGO S S S # Ms mw T inIsa d ua b a w l n S Ktu g ru Rg g a nu u aa S Kk to au Sn oBy ag a S Rg g Bra a u aa u m Ka aimaPin ybs b o t S S S Bz ra ieS S S S Ks ma au b Mg b i aa b # # # Rhra ui S Kn b le u aa u m Bs n w Isa d uug e l n S Rv rKg ra i e ae S S Mtu ua u kl Min aBy iz d a S DwfuBy ua a S # Kg raR e ae iv r
  5. 5. (1) Climate Analogues: Case of Ghana Analogues by Temperature Analogues by Precipitation
  6. 6. Adaptation through mobility and exchangeof information• Communication Lessons: • Farmer to farmer exchanges through the use of climate analogues should be communicated as a positive learning opportunity for farmers. Photo: women’s resource map in Ghana taken by Jesse Naab
  7. 7. Understanding Mobility For KnowledgeExchange• Why travel? • Lessons Learned • Women: to primarily collect • Farmer-to-farmer visits will be water, visit medical centers, more challenging and trade and accompany their problematic for women due to children to school. restricting gender roles than for • Men: To learn about different men, and for the elderly agricultural practices compared to younger people • Sharing information is key! • For those unable to travel, more innovative means of communicating adaptation• Factors Determining Mobility strategies needs to be explored • Women: Distance to a • Cell phones neighbouring village and • Films cultural barriers • Announcement/notices in public • Men: Men do not face any places hindering factors to travel except limited financial resources may not allow them to access transport.
  8. 8. (2) Adaptation Through Climate Information• Communication Lessons • Presenting visual symbols to discuss the weather may not help. Instead, reading a forecast and then discussing it may be more effective. • If visuals are to be used, training on how to interpret them needs to be provided. Photo: weather symbols in Uganda taken by Florence Kyazze
  9. 9. Channels and Information Provided• Communication Channels for Daily Forecasts • Informal indigenous knowledge • Lessons Learned (IK) regardless of social • Weather information is differentiations primarily based on indigenous • Men: IK & radio knowledge • Women: IK • Ownership of communication • Female youth: IK & radio technology • Male youth: radio • Much work still needs to be• Type of information done by information service requested providers on how to transfer • Men: rainfall info to plan farming seasonal information across activities gender and age groups • Women: When to travel; conduct household chores, and plan farming activities • Youth: When to plan farming activities• Most Effective Method of Communication: • Radio • Public Places
  10. 10. http://ccafs.cgiar.org/our-work/research- themes/integration-decision-making/linking-knowledge-action/gender- climate-change Photos: left image: CIAT, right image: Steve Mann

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