Overcoming Gender Barriers to Accessing and Using Climate Information Services
Women play a unique role guaranteeing household food security and building resilience to shocks and stresses. While discussions at the intersection of gender equity/social inclusion and resilience often focus on the vulnerabilities of women, girls, and disadvantaged persons during disasters, these same individuals can also be powerful agents of resilience.
Women farmers, however, tend to have less access than men to climate information, a critical resource used to inform actions that can increase resilience to the negative impacts of climate change. Additionally, even when women do receive information, they face constraints using it due to limited decision-making authority and limited access to productive land and financial resources, such as credit.
Join Agrilinks as they discuss gender-related differences in climate information needs, access and use, and the downstream effects of these differences on climate adaptation responses and longer-term resilience.