Burkina Faso: How to reduce the vulnerability of women farmers to the effects of climate change

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As the impacts of climate change continue to worsen, female farmers face escalating challenges that exacerbate their vulnerability, compromising their agricultural production and income and increasing domestic burdens. Recognizing these climate-related challenges, the Government of Burkina Faso has implemented National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) to promote resilience. However, effective policy solutions to minimize the vulnerability of rural households, specifically female farmers, to climate change remained uncertain until a team of local PEP researchers employed a Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model to evaluate various policy options and their potential to mitigate these effects. They found that implementing policy measures to improve the management of water resources and encouraging the use of improved seeds can reduce vulnerability. Learn more about the research methods, findings, and policy recommendations in the following PEP publications:

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