An exploration of the factors that determine the gendered adaptation to climate variability in Kilosa District, Tanzania


Adaptation is reflected as a suitable response to climate variability, particularly for smallholder farmers. Yet, adaptation by women and men farmers may be influenced by different factors that are not well understood. That is, there is a gender dimension to the choice of an adaptation strategy to climate variability. The study employed a qualitative research design to explore the factors that determine the adaptation to climate variability by women and men. The study findings indicate that climate variability adaptation of men and women depends on farm size, access to credit, financial resources, access to information, and access to extension services and training. However, the factors vary significantly between women and women. Although women predominate in the provision of agriculture labour force, men dominate the decision making in allocating labour as well choosing what crop to grow and sell.


Journal Article


Adaptation, climate variability, men and women and smallholder farmers