Gender vulnerability to climate variability and household food insecurity

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dc.contributor.author Nyariki, Dickson M.
dc.contributor.author Tasokwa, K.
dc.contributor.author Mkwambisi, D.
dc.contributor.author Kogi-Makau, W.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-25T07:32:14Z
dc.date.available 2017-02-25T07:32:14Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/208
dc.identifier.uri http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17565529.2011.627419
dc.identifier.uri https://www.researchgate.net/publication/254222111_Gender_vulnerability_to_climate_variability_and_household_food_insecurity
dc.description.abstract Climate variability presents different challenges for men and for women in their efforts to ensure household food security. However, despitetheircentralrole, genderissueshavereceivedonly cursoryattentioninadaptation studies.Thisarticle looksat causes of gender vulnerability to climate variability and household food insecurity in one sub-Saharan African country: Malawi. Data were collected through a household questionnaire survey, focus group discussions and key informants’ interviews in Chikhwawa and Ntcheu districts, located in the southern and central areas of Malawi. Results revealed that exposure and sensitivity to climate risks vary between men and women; therefore, each gender responds differently to climate risks, with men having more opportunities than women. The results highlight the need for policies and interventions to empower women in the access to resources that can strengthen households’ resilience to climate variability. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject food insecurity en_US
dc.title Gender vulnerability to climate variability and household food insecurity en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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