In a study of water projects in Western Nepal, Stephanie Leder and Floriane Clement found that community dynamics impacted planning processes. As a result, more marginalized and disadvantaged women are less likely to benefit from improved water supplies.
Ahead of the 11th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA11), Daphne Nansambu looks at an aging agricultural population in Uganda and considers why so many youth are migrating away from farming, as well as what can be done to keep them in the sector.
Gender dynamics are deeply rooted in value systems, history and social practices. A new participatory training helps communities unpack the root of these dynamics in order to improve understanding and encourage dialogue.
December 18th was International Migrants Day. IWMI and WLE are working on migration issues in Asia and are holding a out-migration dialogue in China. Here is a photo story of male out-migration and its effects on agriculture.
Smallholder farmers are both men and women; in many regions, women farmers increasingly make up the majority. Despite the many institutional, social, and economic barriers faced by rural women, they have the potential to change agriculture to be more climate adaptive.
The average farmer has forty years' worth of planting seasons: forty chances to improve on his or her last harvest. If farmers cannot access the finance necessary to purchase irrigation systems, that number begins to shrink.
Mekong region governments promote foreign direct investment (FDI) as a path to various development solutions. However, despite FDI's success stories, the benefits of FDI are unevenly distributed and tangled up with a variety of tradeoffs.
In order to understand how women participate in water governance, it is crucial to identify and then challenge our assumptions about women's involvement with both formal and informal community-based resource governance systems. This "Science on the pulse" draws on recent literature to clarify the challenges and consider new directions in women's participation in water governance.