Webinar: Gender Responsive Projects and Policies in Agriculture



Climate change and air pollution negatively affect the production, availability, and accessibility of food. The gender gap in food and agriculture is extensive – with women being more food-insecure than men in every region of the world. In addition to food insecurity, women have less access to fertile land due to the male-dominated structures that often govern land ownership. Today, less than 15% of landholders worldwide are women, resulting in poverty, exclusion, and limited economic development. Air pollution from agricultural sources also impacts women in different ways, causing complications during pregnancy among other risks.

Despite these systemic challenges, women in agriculture are a powerful force for change. On average, women make up more than 40% of the agricultural labor force in developing countries, ranging from 20% in Latin America to 50% or more in parts of Africa and Asia. As agricultural producers, farm managers, processors, traders, wage workers, entrepreneurs and community leaders, women fulfil important roles across agri-food value chains, and in the management of land and water.

Ensuring that women have equal access to the benefits of policies and programmes that seek to reduce SLCP emissions while maximizing productivity is critical to advancing gender equality.

In this webinar, we will hear from the World Bank and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) on the impacts of gender-smart agriculture, and helpful tools and frameworks for developing  gender responsive projects with a focus on livestock.

Agenda (1 hour)

Welcome remarks on CCAC Gender Mainstreaming – Dana Crawhall-Duk, CCAC Secretariat (5 minutes)

Agricultural SLCP Mitigation – Gregory Kohler, CCAC Secretariat (5 minutes)

Gender-Smart Agriculture and Gender-Smart Policies in the Food and Agriculture Sector – Patricia Van de Velde, World Bank (10 minutes)

Tools and Tips for Gender-Responsive Agriculture Projects and Policies – Alessandra Galie, ILRI (10 minutes)

Question & Answer (25 minutes)

Closing remarks (5 minutes)  

New CCAC Webinar Series for Gender Mainstreaming!

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new webinar series for gender responsive SLCP projects and policies. For climate and clean air initiatives to succeed, women and girls who are disproportionately impacted must be at the core of solutions. At COP27, the CCAC launched its first Gender Strategy with the aim of mainstreaming gender considerations into every area of its work. This new webinar series will tackle one SLCP sector at a time, breaking down key gender considerations and opportunities to develop better, more sustainable plans and policies in discussion with sector and gender experts, NGOs, and country partners. This series also seeks to inform and inspire implementers or potential implementers of CCAC-funded projects on opportunities to develop gender-responsive projects, a requirement of CCAC funding as of 2023.