Examining gender disparities in the adaptation of climate change mitigation strategies at plot level in Malawi

Malawian farmer with CA plot

In Malawi, gender disparities in adopting soil erosion control strategies persist, impacting agricultural resilience amid climate change uncertainties. To evaluate the influence of gender components in agricultural policies on women-owned farms during droughts, a team of local PEP researchers examined the relationship between farm manager gender and the adoption of soil erosion control strategies aimed at enhancing crop productivity. They found that male managers are more likely to adopt erosion control strategies without drought, while both genders adopt similar strategies during droughts. These findings underscore the necessity for policy interventions that consider gender components, promote equitable resource access, and support gender-transformative approaches to bolster agricultural resilience and productivity. Find out more about the research methods, findings and policy recommendations in the following PEP publications:

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