Building Resilience through Women Farmers in Manica province

Climate change has a differential impact on gender due to the associated roles and responsibilities that Mozambican society prescribes for men and women. Rural women are typically more vulnerable due to traditional power relations. In Mozambique women have less access than men to resources and services. In addition, they are less involved in decision making, despite their indigenous knowledge and coping mechanisms.  
 During its implementation, the FAR Program has promoted CSA practices that have reduced food loss and waste, advanced crop production and livelihoods more appropriate for women, as well as encouraged basic processing and marketing to diversify income earning opportunities as a way to increase their resilience.