Technical Support

To achieve our purpose, we provide technical support to generate new knowledge through analysis of specific issues and pilot projects to inform policy and program development, to ultimately enhance the abilities of women farmers/entrepreneurs to meet their practical needs related to food security, energy and sustainable development, while addressing their strategic interests for empowerment and balanced gender relations. WOCAN also acts as an ‘incubator’ of new field-tested ideas that support its mission, through innovative ideas that may serve to increase women’s assets and transform gender relations.

In 2006, 25 African countries required food aid, largely due to recurring drought. Poverty and food insecurity are linked to low agricultural productivity aggravated by climate change and variability. A key challenge for decision makers, policy makers, and development partners is to understand the strategies adopted by farmers and other stakeholders in their efforts to address climate change-...
Over the past six decades world agriculture has become considerably more efficient. Improvements in production systems and crop and livestock breeding programmes have resulted in a doubling of food production while increasing the amount of agricultural land by just 10 percent. However, climate change is expected to exacerbate the existing challenges faced by agriculture. The purpose of this paper...
This case study on proven methods and practices by women in arid areas of India provides lessons for more immediate and sustainable alternatives. The study is particularly relevant for highly populous and arid countries like India and China with emerging economies.
The report, Gender and REDD+: An Asia Regional Analysis provides a summary of gender components of REDD+ programs in Asia, a sub-regional summary of women's forest use and role in forest management and governance, and recommendations for how upcoming programs can mainstream gender considerations into REDD+ projects by learning from and building upon current regional REDD+ models, to ensure...
Linda Mossop-Rousseau of WOCAN South Africa and Stacy Alboher of Global Gender and Climate Alliance joined in a presentation to the pilot FIP countries in Cape Town, South Africa on Wednesday 22 June 2011. The subject of their joint presentation was Gender and the Forest Investment Program.
Outreach is a multi-stakeholder publication on climate change and sustainable development produced by Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future, a UK based non-government organisation. Acting as a conduit for the multifarious opinions of stakeholders, Outreach aims to empower stakeholders and provide space for debates and discourses relevant to intergovernmental negotiations on environment.
This is a summary for policy makers from the Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change. Business as usual in our globally interconnected food system will not bring us food security and environmental sustainability. Several converging threats – from climate change, population growth and unsustainable use of resources – are steadily intensifying pressure on humanity and world...

Pages