Assessing current food system practices in East Africa Transboundary Mountains (040)

Assessing current food system practices in response to climate change effects in East Africa Transboundary Mountains

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Assessing current food system practices in response to climate change effects in East Africa Transboundary Mountains

In the regions of East Africa, climate change induced food and nutritional insecurity disproportionately affects women given their vulnerability due to socially defined gender roles and limited access to resources compared to men. Additionally, food system practices adapted to climate change in East African Transboundary Mountains are still unknown and, currently, there is a significant gap between food production theory and food system practices to support climate-resilient agriculture in East African Transboundary Mountains. This is a problem as the current climatic changes are negatively affecting farming communities across East Africa. The reduced agriculture outputs and increased  pressure on arable land leave women and children more exposed to hunger and malnutrition. 

Goal: With an updated Theory of Change (ToC), food production, distribution and consumption practices, are more likely to adapt to climate change in order to support rural livelihoods and provide healthy diets 

CAA Technical Assistance Objectives:

With the support of CAA Technical Experts Oxfam Consults, the initiative will help close the gap between food production theory and food system practices to support climate-resilient agriculture in East African Transboundary Mountains. 

  • Sharing of resilient food system practices in East African transboundary mountains.  
  • Updated ToC for Improved food systems and practices in East African Transboundary Mountains.  
  • Updated Climate Smart Agriculture Food system toolkit for communities of East African Transboundary Mountains. 
  • Improved and updated practical guidance framework for inclusion of youth and women in sustainable food systems vis à vis to climate change specifically for East African Transboundary Mountains communities. 
  • Updated gender-based analysis to understand the gender inequalities at play.  

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