Enhancing women’s assets to manage risk under climate change: Potential for group-based approaches

Claudia Ringler, ed., Agnes R. Quisumbing, ed., Elizabeth Bryan, ed., Ruth Suseela Meinzen-Dick, ed.
2014
The project “Enhancing Women’s Assets to Manage Risk under Climate Change: Potential for Group-Based Approaches” aims to help poor women farmers and pastoralists in Africa south of the Sahara and South Asia—especially those in Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, and Bangladesh—manage risks under climate change. The notes in this collection explore how to protect or strengthen women’s control over critical assets, including natural resources and social capital. These notes also examine the potential for innovative and group-based approaches to increase women’s assets and strengthen their risk-management capabilities in the context of climate change.
CLIMATE CHANGE, COLLECTIVE ACTION, AND GENDER: OVERVIEW OF THE ISSUES AND KEY ACTORS IN BANGLADESH, ETHIOPIA, KENYA, AND MALI Gender, Climate Change, and Group-Based Approaches to Adaptation .............................................3 Julia A. Behrman, Elizabeth Bryan, and Amelia Goh The Policy Landscape for Climate Change Adaptation A Cross-Country Comparison of Stakeholder Networks .........9 Noora-Lisa Aberman, Regina Birner, Eric Haglund, Marther Ngigi, Snigdha Ali, Barrack Okoba, Daouda Koné, and Tekie Alemu Organizational and Institutional Responses to Climate Change Insights from Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Mali ..........13 Catherine Ragasa, Yan Sun, Elizabeth Bryan, Caroline Abate, Atlaw Alemu, and Mahamadou Namori Keita Gender, Collective Action, and Climate Change Qualitative Insights from Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Mali ..........................................17 Noora-Lisa Aberman, Snigdha Ali, Julia A. Behrman, Elizabeth Bryan, Peter Davis, Aiveen Donnelly, Violet Gathaara, Daouda Koné, Teresiah Nganga, Jane Ngugi, Barrack Okoba, and Carla Roncoli GENDER, ASSETS, AND CLIMATE VARIABILITY AND CHANGE Climate Shocks, Livestock Assets, and Consumption Dynamics Evidence from Rural Ethiopia ..............................................22 Tekie Alemu and Hailu Elias The Impact of Shocks on Gender-Differentiated Asset Dynamics Evidence from Bangladesh .................................................25 Muntaha Rakib and Julia Anna Matz Do Shocks Affect Men’s and Women’s Assets Differently? Evidence from Bangladesh and Uganda ..............................29 Agnes R. Quisumbing, Neha Kumar, and Julia A. Behrman The Gender-Differentiated Impact of Climate Variability on Production Possibilities Evidence from Cereal Production in Mali ..................33 Andrew Dillon and Joshua Gill INNOVATIONS FOR MANAGING CLIMATE RISKS FACED BY MEN AND WOMEN What Values Motivate Farmers to Adopt Climate-Smart Practices? Empirical Evidence from a Means-End Chain Analysis in Kenya ...........................37 Marther Ngigi Gender, Risk, and Climate Information Relevance for Climate Change Adaptation in Ethiopia .........40 Helen Berga, Elizabeth Bryan, and Salvatore di Falco Climate-Smart Agricultural Practices in Rural Ethiopia The Gender-Differentiated Impact of Land Rights Knowledge .................................43 Agnes R. Quisumbing and Neha Kumar The Diffusion of Agricultural Technologies within Social Networks Evidence from Composting in Mali .....................................47 Lori Beaman and Andrew Dillon Strategies for Coping with and Adapting to Climate Change Evidence from Agricultural Households in Bangladesh .........50 Muntaha Rakib Protecting Assets and Enhancing Welfare The Potential of Gender-Differentiated Group-Based Approaches ........................54 Muntaha Rakib and Julia Anna Matz Microinsurance Decisions Gendered Evidence from Rural Bangladesh .........................57 Neha Kumar and Daniel Clarke About the Editors ...............................................................61