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Strengthening agropastoral women's adaptation to climate change in Chad

April 11, 2024

In Chad's Guéra province, the intensity of climate change is leading to rapid degradation of ecosystems and biodiversity, which in turn fuels conflict and exclusion. Women, who play a key role in the food production chain, are doubly disadvantaged by their very limited access to and control over the productive and financial resources required for resilient and sustainable agricultural development.

Over the next five years, with the financial support of Global Affairs Canada, we will use a conflict-, gender- and environment-sensitive approach to empower these women to adopt nature-based solutions and climate-smart farming practices.

  • We will support women's associations and groups to strengthen women's entrepreneurial and economic development.
  • We will support financial institutions to develop and offer financial products and services adapted to women's needs and tailored to the adoption of climate-resilient agricultural techniques.

In so doing, we will maximize women's economic contribution to their communities and increase their inclusion in the sphere of agricultural entrepreneurship.

The project, which we will be carrying out in collaboration with several strategic partners in Chad, will have a direct impact on 1,500 women entrepreneurs, 30% of whom are young women under the age of 35. It will also have a positive impact on the economic empowerment, resilience, food security and poverty reduction of all households in the targeted communities.