Thursday, April 07, 2011


CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Research project on gender, climate change, agriculture, and food security (CCAFS)

The CGIAR Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) has issued a Call for Competitive Small Grants Proposals on “Research project on gender, climate change, agriculture, and food security”.

The complex and dynamic relationships among climate change, agriculture and food security and how they affect men and women differently are not well understood. Due to scarce gender-disaggregated data, there has been limited research on how men and women adapt to climate variability and change to maintain food security in agricultural systems, as well as the incentives, constraints and opportunities women farmers have to pursue farming practices that reduces emission of GHG’s. How climate risk affects the livelihoods of men and women, and the type of climate information that will assist both men and women in making ‘climate smart decisions’ are also areas of research that have not received enough attention. Therefore, CCAFS is searching for scientists who are interested in conducting research on gender issues related to the climate change, agriculture, and food security nexus. Our main objectives are to work with institutions based in CCAFS’s initial priority geographic areas of East Africa, West Africa, and Indo-Gangetic Plains, and researchers who are citizens of Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Bangladesh, India, or Nepal to:

  1. Demonstrate and contribute to understanding the linkages between climate change and gender more specifically, while developing policy-relevant findings on climate change, agriculture, and food security more generally.
  2. Build research capacity of women scientists in partner institutions and increase their representation in agricultural research.

More information.

Deadline:  May 1, 2011

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