Design climate-smart agricultural interventions to be gender inclusive.
Research suggests that gender equity is a critical factor in the adoption of climate-smart agricultural (CSA) practices. If gender is not explicitly considered in climate-related interventions, the adoption of climate-resilient practices is unlikely to reach scale. Climate-resilient interventions must go beyond targeting women to focus on the underlying causes of gender inequality within communities. Involving men for women's empowerment is critical. Gender norms cannot change in isolation. Men must see the value of women's participation and control over benefits and resources. Gender-inclusive design should be included at each stage of the project cycle.