Stakeholders share their views on gender and climate smart agriculture

By Leisa Perch and Rosaly Byrd*

Approximately 300 stakeholders involved in climate-smart agriculture (CSA) practice and policy had the opportunity to share their views and to let them be counted on Gender and CSA.

A survey on these two issues was carried out between August 11th and September 12th, 2014 targeting mainly the five focus countries (Lesotho, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe) of the Gender and CSA Assessment that is being conducted by the RIO+ Centre and Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN).

The survey also included colleagues from the wider Sub-Saharan Africa region, often working in our focus countries but based elsewhere e.g. Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Cameroon and South Africa. In total, we received 104 complete responses.

An infographic, also one of our first, explains more about our respondents including their professions. Keep watching this space for more details on the survey results!

Share with us your own efforts on gender and climate-smart agriculture and any research you are involved in.

Contact information: Leisa Perch, Policy Specialist, RIO+ Centre/ Project Manager – RIO+/FANRPAN Partnership Project (

* Research Associate, Gender and CSA for the RIO+/FANRPAN Partnership Project

The ongoing RIO+ partnership with FANRPAN, one of our first at the global level, targets the social dimensions of climate and agricultural policy by identifying ways to improve, support and enable innovations for sustainability that create social as well as environmental and economic benefits. We have partnered in order to strengthen social outcomes of green growth and climate-smart solutions, such as climate-smart agriculture, at the national and local level.


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