Thursday, February 17, 2011
PUBLICATION: Women at the Center of Climate-friendly Approaches to Agriculture and Water Use
In a new paper, Shiney Varghese of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) examines proven agricultural practices that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and strengthen resilience to climate change through a case study of the Tamilnadu Women’s Collective in India. The collective, a federation of village-level women’s groups with over 150,000 members—the majority of which belong to the lowest caste—follow three principles for food security: 1.) empowerment of women; 2.) democratic local governance; and 3.) multifunctional agriculture.