Gender, agriculture and water insecurity

by Likie Nigussie, David Walker and Frances Cleaver
Overseas Development Institute, March 2016

49 pp. 5.6 MB
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Policy and programme implementation for water insecurity must consider social norms around gender and other drivers of inequality. Too often, policies and programmes on agricultural water management are gender blind and don’t consider women’s unique needs and experiences. This paper explains how and why improved water management on the farm matters for women and girls, and what can be done to better support opportunities for them, as well as for men and boys, in the face of climate change.

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