Gendered impact of multiple climate-smart agricultural (CSA) practices on nutritional outcomes and multi-dimensional poverty status of cassava farmers in Nigeria

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Cassava is one of the most important staple food crops in Nigeria and throughout Africa, contributing significantly to food security and poverty reduction. Climate change risk for cassava farming has edged most farmers into the struggle to adapt to climate change’s negative impacts. FAO (2017) and the Nigerian government recommends the adoption of Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) practices for improving crop productivity, mitigating greenhouse gas emissions, and reducing poverty. However, the level of adoption and impact of adopting relevant CSA practices may vary by gender thereby exacerbating gender inequality due to different resilience or adaptive capacities. These dynamics remain largely understudied, especially in Nigerian staple crop production systems. Therefore, this study is aimed at assessing the gendered inpact of CSA adoption on nutritional outcome and multi-dimension poverty. The four waves of the Nigerian General Household Survey data will be used for the study. The panel consists of a nationally representative survey of approximately 5,000 households. The output from this study is expected to expedite action towards the attainment of the UN SDGs especially, SDGs 1, 2, 5 and 13.

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Environment for Development initiative
Project | 6 December 2023