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Reducing the Gender Asset Gap through Agricultural Development: A Technical Resource Guide.

This Population Action International video shows how women are being affected by climate change, particularly with respect to the extra workloads, the changing weather patterns, and the growing crop failure that they may face. The focus of the video shows that contraception can lighten women's burdens in the face of climate change, as she will have less work and fewer children to feed in the face of growing uncertainty. Nevertheless, it provides compelling stories noting that climate change is occurring and explaining how it deeply affects women farmers.

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Gender and Pro-Poor Value Chain Analysis: Insights from the Gate Project Methodoogy and Case Studies.

Gammage describes the Greater Access to Trade Expansion (GATE) project's methodology for gender in value chain analysis. The document makes an argument for a mixed methods gender and pro-poor value chain analysis, including estimate of costs and returns, value added, labor market segmentation, and the analysis of power and the terms of exchange throughout the chain. Gammage discusses the value chain from an economic perspective arguing that it can be used to illuminate opportunities to improve men and women's employment throughout the chain.

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Women Farmers Adapting to Climate Change.

Abeka et al. outline four case studies on how climate change affects women farmers and how women develop coping mechanisms in response to climate change. Studies from India, Peru, and Kenya draw on interviews and focus groups with women. In India, researchers found that women are the first members of the household to deal with natural disasters or extreme weather conditions such as flooding and landslides. Women deal with these effects by attempting to choose varietals that will survive in the face of extreme weather.

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Case study