Nearly all Sub Saharan African (SSA) countries like Malawi, rely on agriculture for food, income, and poverty reduction. However, the current and anticipated effects of climatic shocks emanating from changes in climate threaten the agricultural sector which is largely dominated by women. Worse still, there is limited information available on gender related decision making in resource allocation which influences climate change adaptation choices. Understanding the gender differences among different the farm households can ably inform policy direction and climate change adaptation choices. Using Malawi Integrated Household Panel Survey data (IHPS) for 2010, 2013 and 2016, this research project intends to investigate (i) decision dynamics in adopting climate change mitigating strategies amongst farming households in Malawi (ii) the effects of climatic shocks on livelihoods of rural farm households (iii) the impact of gender roles in adopting climate change mitigation strategies using econometric analytical procedures for panel data.
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Project leader: Ruth Magreta
Scientific mentors: Francesca Marchetta
Policy outreach mentors: Stephen Wainaina
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