Exploring gender dynamics on perception of climate change on farming with focus groups in Machakos and Makueni Counties, Kenya

Kalungu, J W and Filho, W L and Harris, D (2013) Exploring gender dynamics on perception of climate change on farming with focus groups in Machakos and Makueni Counties, Kenya. In: Joint proceedings of the 27th Soil Science Society of East Africa and the 6th African Soil Science Society, Nakuru, Kenya, 20 – 25 October 2013.

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Abstract

This paper presents findings from 16 focus group discussions (FGDs) which took place in June 2012 at Makueni and Machakos Counties with a view to understanding farmers’ perception on gender role in regard to climate change in their farming systems. A total of 192 farmers from ten villages were randomly selected to participate in the FGDs. During the discussion, men were found to have noticed increased use of manure and fertilizer for fertility replenishment where as their female colleagues from both Counties noticed increased use of hybrid seeds as a remedy for dealing with impacts of climate change and variability. The farmers suggested that policy interventions aimed at cushioning them against food insecurity and harsh climatical changes taking into account gender sensitive integration measures were necessary.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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CRP: UNSPECIFIED
Uncontrolled Keywords: Kenya, climate change and variability, gender, perception, Makueni, Machakos, climate change
Subjects: Others > Climate Change
Others > African Agriculture
Others > Gender Research
Others > Kenya
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2017 08:38
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2017 08:38
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/10187
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