Discussing the Potentials of Rural Women for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation: Implications for Sustainable Agriculture

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Discussing the Potentials of Rural Women for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation: Implications for Sustainable Agriculture

September 29, 2020 AGRICULTURE 0

The focus of the study was on rural women’s ability to combat climate change and adapt to sustainable agriculture. In the management of complex households, rural women play an important role and follow several livelihood strategies that ensure that food is accessible to the increasing population. Climate change has significantly affected the activities of these rural women, who have developed mitigation and adaptation strategies to cope with the impacts associated with it. However, there has been inadequate utilisation of the possible contributions of rural women to climate change mitigation and adaptation for sustainable agriculture. The study suggested that mitigation and adaptation policies should be developed and enforced in order to include strategies for improved social security, business growth and job generation among rural women. Cushioning the impact on rural women of climate change. It also emphasises that the identification and implementation of agricultural programmes to support outreach education and training initiatives to facilitate the development of the skills of rural women in agricultural production who are vulnerable to climate change remains essential for sustainability.

Author (s) Details

Dr. E. N. Mbah
Department of Agricultural Extension and Communication, Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Nigeria.

Dr. N. E. Amah
Federal College of Animal Heath and Production Technology, Vom, Plateau State, Nigeria.

E. T. Yanjoh
Department of Agricultural Extension and Management, Akperan Orshi College of Agriculture, Yandev, Benue State, Nigeria.

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