The report provides concrete evidence of how gender roles and gender-differentiated access to resources shape men and women's perceptions and experiences of climate variability, as well as their coping strategies and related institutional support. Recommendations for addressing gender issues in the context of climate change adaptation, particularly with regard to food security and farming-based livelihoods are made; the methodological approach and tools are also discussed in detail.

The report is a result of a multi-year research project carried out by an international, multidisciplinary team and can be downloaded here: http://www.fao.org/docrep/013/i1721e/i1721e00.htm

For further information and collaboration, please visit the project website http://www.fao.org/climatechange/54818/en/ and/or contact the authors.

Yianna Lambrou, Ph.D
Senior Officer
Gender, Equity and Rural Employment Division
Economic and Social Development Department
Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
00153 Rome Italy
39 06 57054550

Email: <a href="mailto:yianna.lambrou@fao.org">yianna.lambrou@fao.org</a>
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<a href="mailto:Sibyl.Nelson@fao.org">Sibyl.Nelson@fao.org</a>