Rwanda National Consultation Report- Sept 2012

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This study intends to develop a clear understanding of the specific issues impacting on rural women farmers’ ability to engage in the agricultural sector in a more sustainable and profitable manner than at present. Specifically, the study:

  • Analysed how gender is taken into account in the national policies and strategies on agriculture, environment and climate change;
  • Examined the potential impacts of climate change on agriculture and small-holder women farmers;
  • Assessed the existing coping strategies adopted by women farmers;
  • Examined the adaptation strategies employed by the smallholder farmers in reducing their vulnerabilities to the impacts of climate change;
  • Identified the challenges and barriers experienced by women farmers in their adaptation to climate change; and
  • Proposed actions to address women vulnerability to climate change.