Understanding the gender dimensions of the impact of climate change on agriculture and adaptation among small holder farmers in eastern Uganda

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The way gender influences the impact and adaptation to climate change is not well understood. Therefore, the overall objective of the study is to determine the gender dimensions of the impact of climate change on agriculture and small holder farmers’ knowledge, innovations and adaptations to climate change. A household survey together with an in-depth case study are being used to study two purposively selected districts that have been severely affected by climate change in Uganda, namely, Mbale and Soroti. The study will generate gender disaggregated data on impact of climate change on agriculture, economic and environmental assessment of adaptation strategies, farmers’ understanding of climate change, and experiences with adaptation. The project will use the information generated to develop policy papers.
La façon dont le genre influe sur l’impact et l’adaptation aux changements climatiques n’est pas bien comprise. Par conséquent, l’objectif global de cette étude est de déterminer les dimensions du genre de l’impact du changement climatique sur l’agriculture et la connaissance des petits exploitants agricoles, les innovations et les adaptations aux changements climatiques. Une enquête auprès des ménages avec une étude de cas approfondie est utilisée pour étudier les deux districts choisis à dessein qui ont été durement touchés par le changement climatique en Ouganda, à savoir, Mbale et Soroti. L’étude va générer des données ventilées par sexe sur l’impact du changement climatique sur l’agriculture, sur l’évaluation économique et environnementale des stratégies d’adaptation, sur la compréhension des agriculteurs du changement climatique, et les expériences avec adaptation. Le projet utilisera les informations générées pour élaborer des documents d’orientation.
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2010
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East Africa
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RUFORUM Conferences and Workshops
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Open Access
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Printed resource
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109-113
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"The 2010 RUFORUM Biennial Conference was the second in the series. The main objective of the Biennial conferences is to provide a platform for agricultural research for development stakeholders in Africa and beyond to actively exchange findings and experiences, while at the same time learning lessons towards improving performance of the agricultural sector and ultimately people’s livelihoods. The biennial conference is RUFORUM’s most comprehensive meeting for the diversity of stakeholers in agriculture. It is especially dedicated to graduate students and their supervisors, grantees in RUFORUM member universities and alumni. It is a platform for peer review, quality control, mentorship, networking and shared learning. This record contains an extended abstract accepted under the theme climate change".