Climate change has severely affected Tanzania's agricultural sector, resulting in food insecurity and reduced crop productivity, particularly among women, who are 21% to 30% less productive than men. While the Government’s National Climate Smart Agriculture Programme (NCAP) aims to promote climate-smart technologies, challenges persisted for women farmers. A team of local PEP researchers conducted a study utilizing data from the Living Standard Measurement Survey Integrated Surveys on Agriculture (LSMS-ISA) for Tanzania and NASA's MERRA-2 database to assess these challenges. They found that supporting women in accessing these CSA technologies could bridge the gender productivity gap. However, a comprehensive approach is needed to fully address the underlying gender inequalities and multifaceted challenges.
Find out more about the research methods, findings and policy recommendations in the following PEP publications: