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Women's Adaptive Innovations in Land and
Water Management under Climate Change in
Himalaya: An Illustration of Reducing Ge...
Results
 The paper analyzes women’s innovative adaptation
mechanism and its role in reducing gender gap in
Himalaya
 Sub...
Results
 Women in 27% villages replenishing water sources
employing traditional water conservation practices
 women in 2...
Results
Women's innovative adaptation measures
are not only building climate change
resilience in subsistence mountain far...
Key Messages
 Women's are creating opportunities and enabling
environment for gender mainstreaming
through innovative lan...
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Women's Adaptive Innovations in Land and Water Management under Climate Change in Himalaya

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Presentation by Dr. Prakash C. Tiwari at the Closing the gender gap in farming under climate change event on 19 March 2015 in Paris.

More about the event: http://ccafs.cgiar.org/closing-gender-gap

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Women's Adaptive Innovations in Land and Water Management under Climate Change in Himalaya

  1. 1. Women's Adaptive Innovations in Land and Water Management under Climate Change in Himalaya: An Illustration of Reducing Gender Gap in Subsistence Agricultural Economy in Marginalized Environment Dr. Prakash C. Tiwari Professor of Geography Kumaon University Nainital – 263002, Uttarkhand, India Email: pctiwari@yahoo.com Dr. Bhagwati Joshi Assistant Professor of Geography Government Post Graduate College Rudrapur, Uttarakhand, India Email: bhawanatiwari@yahoo.com &
  2. 2. Results  The paper analyzes women’s innovative adaptation mechanism and its role in reducing gender gap in Himalaya  Subsistence mountain farming compels male population to out-migrate in search of employment leading to feminization of the Himalaya farming system  Local women develop critical knowledge in agricultural resource management and adaptation to climate change
  3. 3. Results  Women in 27% villages replenishing water sources employing traditional water conservation practices  women in 25% villages developed indigenous rainwater harvesting system  19% women changed cropping pattern, 21% women adjusted crop-rotation  27% women relocated agriculture  55% women taking all decisions related with management of land and water resources  37% women are now solely responsible for of utilization, processing and marketing of their agricultural products
  4. 4. Results Women's innovative adaptation measures are not only building climate change resilience in subsistence mountain farming system, but reducing gender gap by providing women with the opportunity to come closer to mainstream of sustainable development through improved participation and decision- making
  5. 5. Key Messages  Women's are creating opportunities and enabling environment for gender mainstreaming through innovative land and water management in mountain farming system  Women’s contribution to climate change adaptation and sustainable mountain farming need to be recognized and incorporated in climate change adaptation strategy for reducing gender gap Thank You so much for Your Kind Attention!

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