gender inclusion and climate change in coffee production
The initiative for coffee&climate promotes gender equality in coffee households and producer communities together with climate change adaptation practices. Women in coffee producing areas are often left out in decision-making processes. At the same time they are most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Therefore, in order to increase women participation in joint decision making on household level and in leadership positions, and enhance the adaptation of climate-resilient household practices we run our gender focused climate component in cooperation with public and private partners.The project is not only closing the gap between gender and climate change in coffee production. It supports operations and resilience of smallholder farming. Additional programming efforts include the stronger involvement of women into management and productive processes in farmer organizations.
Together we lift the efficiency and impact of coping strategies at household and community level. Further, we will assess together with farming households and farmer organizations how to further develop approaches for enhancing their efforts to prop up resilience.
Promotion of a stronger involvement of women in farmer organizations and decision making on household level.
Introducing practical and time-saving technologies that are addressing women’s workload and ‘time poverty’.
Saved time allows women a more frequent participation in training and farmer group activities.