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A gendered analysis of perception and vulnerability to climate change among smallholder farmers: the case of Same district, Tanzania

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dc.contributor.author Mnimbo, T. S.
dc.contributor.author Mbwambo, J.
dc.contributor.author Kahimba, F. C.
dc.contributor.author Tumbo, S. D.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-16T13:07:48Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-16T13:07:48Z
dc.date.issued 2015-02-16
dc.identifier.issn 1756-5529
dc.identifier.uri https://www.suaire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/1613
dc.description Climate and Development 2016, Vol. 8(1): 95–104, en_US
dc.description.abstract Climate change affects women and men differently. However, there are few location-specific studies that can support interventions or policy development that can tackle this issue. To help build that body of knowledge, this article looks at gender-differentiated vulnerability among smallholder farmers in one sub-Saharan African country: Tanzania. Data were collected through household questionnaires, key informant interviews, and focus group discussions in Same District, northern Tanzania. Results revealed notable inequalities distributed across genders. Women bear the biggest burden from climate change impacts. For example, women shoulder 63% of productive tasks, such as ploughing and crop sowing, compared to 28% by men. On the other hand, resource ownership and expenditure are male dominated. The results highlight the need for governments and NGOs to address gender disparities in policies designed to strengthen the capacity of households to cope with vulnerability to climate change impacts. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Climate change en_US
dc.subject Smallholder farmers en_US
dc.subject Vulnerability en_US
dc.subject Gender en_US
dc.subject SSA en_US
dc.subject Tanzania en_US
dc.title A gendered analysis of perception and vulnerability to climate change among smallholder farmers: the case of Same district, Tanzania en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.url DOI: 10.1080/17565529.2015.1005038 en_US


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