Sophia Huyer

Sophia Huyer
WISAT · CGIAR Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security Program

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Assessing and responding to gender inequalities, and promoting women's empowerment, can be critical to achieving the goals of climate services, such as improved climate resilience, productivity, food security and livelihoods. To this end, our paper seeks to provide guidance to rural climate service researchers, implementing organizations, and funde...
Technical Report
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The working paper reviews the evolution of the CCAFS gender and social inclusion agenda towards gender equality and empowerment in relation to climate resilient agriculture. Climate change research typically shows glaring gaps in understanding the different adaptive strategies and capacities of men and women, and the technologies, practices, and en...
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Limiting global warming to the 2°C target that countries have committed to in the 2015 Paris Agreement, and reaching the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, will require large-scale expansion of climate-resilient approaches in agriculture and food systems. In order to achieve the scale of change required, coordinated action is needed from global...
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Rising temperatures and more extreme weather associated with climate change are expected to exacerbate existing social and gender inequalities across the globe (Adger et al. 2014 , Dankelman 2010). The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) projects that the production of major crops such as wheat, rice, and maize will be affected across...
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Much of the literature examining the role of gender in processes of climate change adaptation in the agricultural sector has focused primarily on differences between male and female farmers, implicitly treating men and women as homogenous groups. Where heterogeneity exists within these groups which impacts climate change adaptation efforts and outc...
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Limiting global warming to the 2°C target in the 2015 Paris Agreement, and reaching the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, will require large-scale expansion of climate-resilient approaches in food systems. Coordinated action is needed from global to local levels, with research, policy and investment, across private, public and civil society se...
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The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) Youth Strategy is intended to guide strategic research on youth, support youth development initiatives across CCAFS Flagships and regions, and target and equip youth with knowledge on climate-smart agriculture (CSA) practices and technologies to increase productivit...
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There is broad agreement that current food systems are not on a sustainable trajectory that will enable us to reach the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, particularly in the face of anthropogenic climate change. Guided by a consideration of some food system reconfigurations in the past, we outline an agenda of work around four action areas: re...
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Emerging global crises such as climate change, massive migrations, pandemics, and environmental degradation are posing serious risks to humanity, threatening ecosystems and rural livelihoods across the globe. The poor, and especially the most marginalised among the poor, are disproportionately affected. Climate change in particular is expected to e...
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This report identifies some common features of the NDC implementation process: • Preparing for NDC implementation—which may result in the preparation of an NDC implementation plan—includes several key steps, such as aligning NDC implementation and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG); taking stock of the NDC; reviewing the analysis underpinning...
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The gender perspective of climate information use is not well studied although necessary for developing gender-responsive climate information services (CIS). This study determined how CIS use by men and women farmers may be influenced by their perceptions about climate change (CC), farm activities, and demography. The study was carried out at the L...
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Gender mainstreaming was acknowledged as an indispensable strategy for achieving gender equality at the 1995 Beijing Platform for Action. Since then, governments have made substantial efforts in developing gender-responsive policies and implementation strategies. The advent of climate change and its effects, which have continued to impact rural liv...
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This study was developed by the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) as part of its efforts to promote gender equality and women empowerment in the Arab region and to raise the awareness of Arab Countries on the importance of Information and Communication Technologies to achieve the 2030 for Sustainable Development, particularly...
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This paper reports on a networking meeting of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) Gender and Social Inclusion (GSI) Flagship held at the university of Canberra, Australia on 1-2 April 2019. The meeting helped to identify opportunities for gender-transformative, climate-smart agriculture (CSA) through...
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Women play a critical role in food security in the developing world, but their agricultural activities are often characterised by gaps in information and resource access, with deficiencies in several areas: land, labour, credit, information, extension, and technology. Increasing stresses on food security, brought about by a changing climate, call f...
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The review assesses the empirical knowledge base on gender-based differences in access, use and benefits from rural climate services to analyse gender equality challenges and identify pathways for making climate services more responsive to the needs of rural women and men. While existing research is limited, the review identifies key gender-related...
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Key messages: 1) inequalities in group participation, access to ICT and media, literacy, and schooling can impede access of rural women to climate services; 2) understanding the context-specific communication channels that work for rural women can reduce these impediments; 3) using women's groups and trained female communicators may circumvent obst...
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This report provides an assessment of the status of gender equality in national climate policy in light of the Paris Agreement. It also presents a framework for integrating gender equality into NDC planning and implementation.
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The CCAFS Gender and Social Inclusion (GSI) Strategy is an update of the CCAFS 2012 Gender Strategy. The new strategy addresses gender as well as social inclusion for different social groups while bearing in mind that women are central to agriculture in developing countries. The CCAFS approach to GSI allies with the CGIAR objectives to create oppor...
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This report is written for government agencies and departments in Macedonia as they develop their climate change strategies, as well as for stakeholders in other sectors of society: researchers, civil society, the international system as well as Macedonian citizens. Understanding how women and men are affected differently by climate change, how the...
Technical Report
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This paper illustrates the role of smallholder women farmers, fishers, forest dwellers and/or livestock keepers, and analyses the factors that lead to time poverty as well as their implications. The paper discusses women’s triple work burden in the productive, reproductive and social spheres, and highlights how this can affect their communities’ fo...
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Increasing weather risks threaten agricultural production systems and food security across the world. Maintaining agricultural growth while minimizing climate shocks is crucial to building a resilient food production system and meeting developmental goals in vulnerable countries. Experts have proposed several technological, institutional, and polic...
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Newly adopted Gender Action Plan recognizes the need for gender-responsive policy in all aspects of climate change adaptation and mitigation activities.
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Key messages: 1) differing roles, decisions and control of resources can influence the climate information needs of rural women; 2) meeting rural women's service needs requires attention to communication channels that may differ from those used to reach men; 3) despite obstacles, women farmers who access climate information use and benefit from it;...
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Women face barriers that significantly constrain their production and entangle them in a low productivity trap. These barriers encompass societal norms, the gender division of labour (GDOL), resource constraints (access to and use of land), no or low use of inputs (eg drought-adapted seeds), and limited access to climate services and agro-advisorie...
Technical Report
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At the global, regional and national levels, governments, donors, research institutions, non-government organizations and private companies are more strategically linking climate change and agriculture development activities, through initiatives such as the Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA). In this context, it is necessary to hav...
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In 2015, the international community adopted two major Agendas: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable De- velopment, which emerged from the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit in September 2015, and the Paris Agreement, adopted in December of the same year. Gender equality and women’s concerns are embedded in both agreements. This report provid...
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SBSTA 45 in Marrakech represents a unique opportunity for Parties to decide on the future of agriculture within the UNFCCC. The process of discussions on issues related to agriculture initiated at COP17 in Durban 2011 culminates at COP22 in Marrakech 2016. • The explicit reference to food security in the preamble of the Paris Agreement and the Inte...
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Agriculture is the largest employment sector for 60% of women in Oceania, Southern Asia and sub-Saharan Africa and women make up 2/3 of the world’s 600 million small livestock managers. Despite this, women’s activities in agriculture are characterised by a global gender gap in vulnerabilities, access to resources, and productivity. As a result of t...
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• Gender is not well integrated into climate change policy in relation to agriculture. • Policy makers need to take into account the differential vulnerabilities of men and women farmers to climate change. • In spite of their vulnerabilities to climate change, rural women can be important agents of change and innovators. This potential can be bes...
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Presentation of an overview of the National Assessments project, the Gender Equality - Knowledge Society analytical framework, and results for Canada.
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Issues related to the gender digital divide have been prominent in discussions of the information society. However, the paucity of statistical data on the subject makes it difficult, if not impossible, to make the case for the inclusion of gender issues in ICT policies, plans, and strategies to policymakers, particularly those in developing countri...
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This paper discusses the global gender digital divide and the areas where activity to address this divide is focused, in developed and developing countries. It also raises questions about where and how we can focus our work to reduce the gender divide and increase women's active participation in the information society worldwide.
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In 1987-1988, a national debate erupted in Canada on the desirability of entering into a free trade agreement with the USA and its potential effect on Canadian culture, society, and national sovereignty--as well as its economy. A national coalition of labour unions and civil society groups emerged to oppose such an agreement with the USA, and later...
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Nevertheless, existing analysis indicates that women will not be equal participants in the knowledge society, even in areas or projects which address their concerns, unless they are actively consulted and strategies are designed to integrate them fully into ICT projects and the IT sector. This involves: ∞ Creating an enabling environment which supp...
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The majority of women still do not have access to information and communication technologies (ICTs) which are appropriate to their needs, and neither are they active participants in the process of science and technology development. Women's effective access to information and communication technologies can help them achieve increased participation...
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The majority of women still do not have access to information and communication technologies (ICTs) which are appropriate to their needs, and neither are they active participants in the process of science and technology development. Women’s effective access to information and communication technologies can help them achieve increased participation...
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Typescript. Thesis (Ph. D.)--York University, 2000. Graduate Programme in Philosophy. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 438-468). System requirements for Internet version: Adobe Acrobat reader. Microfiche.
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A series of UN conferences, beginning in 1993 and leading up to the Fourth UN World Conference on Women at Beijing in 1995, saw an unprecedented degree of international activity in networking, lobbying and advocating around women's concerns and success in getting women's perspectives reflected in international policy.This article describes the expe...
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A series of UN conferences, beginning in 1993 and leading up to the Fourth UN World Conference on Women at Beijing in 1995, saw an unprecedented degree of international activity in networking, lobbying and advocating around women’s concerns and success in getting women’s perspectives reflected in international policy. This article describes the exp...

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