The project, which is implemented by IUCN Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) and funded by International Center for Agricultural Research in Drylands Area (ICARDA), aiming at integrating women in food production.

When we look at the value and practicality of different approaches to climate smart agriculture, it is important to understand the gender aspects of their impact. In West Asia, women are becoming increasingly important within agriculture, including earning incomes as well as providing labor, but the extent to which women participate in, and benefit from, agricultural changes varies from place to place.

The project is expected to achieve a number of results that local communities will benefit from on the local and global levels, with special attention to those important to women.

Expected Results from IUCN's Intervention:

1. Enhanced the local adaptive capacity through better understanding of how climate change affect Bani Hashem area and their local livelihoods.

2. Local knowledge documented on adaptation to climate change taken into consideration gender perspectives.

3. Investigate analyze and evaluate the gender impact of climate change on agriculture for Bani Hashem pastoral community in Jordan.

4. Information and knowledge acquired shared and communicated at all levels.

For more information please contact
Ms. Fidaa Haddad, IUCN ROWA - Programme Manager