WOSFER | Building women smallholder farmers’ adaptive capacities in Uganda

Building women smallholder farmers’ adaptive capacities in Uganda (WOSFER)

Rural women smallholder farmers face a myriad of gender-based constraints that raise their vulnerability to climate change shocks. This project will strengthen the empowerment and adaptive capacity of women smallholder farmers in the cattle corridor of Uganda using gender-transformative approaches, including: training, mentorship and peer learning to promote the use of appropriate and sustainable climate-smart agronomic practices; timely weather information through women-friendly digital innovations; participatory community engagements targeting women, men, young people, and local, religious and cultural leaders; and the engagement of policy actors and practitioners in promoting gender-responsive policies. A special index measuring women’s empowerment in agriculture will be used to evaluate the interventions, and an additional module will capture changes in women’s resilience to shocks or stresses.

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