Climate Change, Gender and Adaptation Strategies in Dryland Systems of South Asia : A Household Level Analysis in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Rajasthan States of India; Research Report No. 65

Palanisami, K and Haileslassie, A and Kakumanu, K R and Ranganathan, C R and Wani, S P and Craufurd, P and Kumar, S (2015) Climate Change, Gender and Adaptation Strategies in Dryland Systems of South Asia : A Household Level Analysis in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Rajasthan States of India; Research Report No. 65. Project Report. ICRISAT, Patancheru, Telangana, India.

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The authors wish to thank the Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) for funding the baseline survey of the three action sites. The technical support and guidance provided by Peter McCornick, DDG, IWMI; Mark Giordano, then theme leader, IWMI; Madar Samad, acting theme leader, IWMI; and Anthony Whitbread, Director, RP-RDS, ICRISAT are acknowledged. The authors also acknowledge the field level support extended by the partner organizations viz., Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University (ANGRAU), Telangana, University of Agricultural Sciences, and College of Agriculture, Dharwad, Karnataka and Bharatiya Agro Industries Foundation (BAIF), Rajasthan. Research support was provided by Adi Narayana, Scientific Officer, RDS, ICRISAT. We also thank Mapedza Everisto, Senior Researcher, IWMI who is coordinating the CRP 1.1 activities from IWMI.

Abstract

There is a blossoming literature on gender and climate change issues broadly focused on the adverse effects of climate condition. These studies are mostly focused on gender inequalities in agrarian communities of developing countries where the dependence on climatic conditions for living is more apparent. Frequently, the issues of climate change, poverty, gender and economic empowerment are addressed as the most prominent in developing regions. In some cases, the studies narrow down the focus to specific weather events like droughts, floods or natural disasters in rural communities. The agrarian communities of backward areas in South Asia are some of the representative examples which are frequently presented in climate change and gender studies...

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Divisions: RP-Resilient Dryland Systems
CRPS: CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems
Series Name: ICRISAT Research Program Resilient Dryland System
Uncontrolled Keywords: Climate Change; Dryland Systems; Household Level Analysis; Andhra Pradesh; Karnataka; Rajasthan; Gender
Subjects: Others > Climate change
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2015 10:19
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2015 10:36
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/8978
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