Policy options for gender-focused crop diversification to mitigate climate shocks on food security in Nigeria

Woman plot manager

Despite efforts to mitigate the impact of climate shocks on food security, women plot managers in Nigeria continue to face disproportionate challenges. In response, a team of local PEP researchers and government officials conducted a study in 2021-2022 to develop gender-sensitive policies. They found that easing access to crop diversification can enhance food security for vulnerable households. Further, training and empowerment policies targeting women plot managers on crop diversification strategies were identified as the most effective policy option to achieve crop diversification and mitigate climate shocks. Find out more about the research methods, findings and policy recommendations in the following PEP publications:

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