Gender equality, resilience to climate change, and the design of livestock projects for rural livelihoods

Chanamuto, Nicola and Hall, Stephen J. G. (2015) Gender equality, resilience to climate change, and the design of livestock projects for rural livelihoods. Gender and Development, 23 (3). pp. 515-530. ISSN 1355-2074

Full content URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13552074.2015.1096041

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Abstract

Currently, there is growing interest in how livestock projects can contribute to resilience
to the effects of climate change. In this article we recommend a shift away from gross
productivity to sustainability, via the use of thrifty local breeds, with an additional
emphasis on improving survival of young animals. These animals, due to their local
adaptations, are more likely to be resilient to climate change. There is a gender
dimension to these proposals, since smaller animals and local breeds are more likely to
be perceived by communities as suitable for husbandry by women. We recommend a
re-orientation towards an explicit gender-equality focus for these projects.

Keywords:gender, climate change, resilience, livestock, development projects, JCOpen
Subjects:D Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D421 Livestock Husbandry
D Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D450 International Agriculture
D Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D300 Animal Science
C Biological Sciences > C410 Applied Genetics
L Social studies > L320 Gender studies
D Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D340 Overseas Veterinary Development
Divisions:College of Science > School of Life Sciences
ID Code:22890
Deposited On:15 Apr 2016 10:05

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