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Investigating climate information services through a gendered lens

This paper explores access to climate change-related information through a gendered lens. A central mechanism in the development of climate change adaptation strategies is the strengthening and effective utilisation of information channels. The more relevant and useful the information is to the user, the better the user may be able to adapt to changes in climate. Despite this critical need for accessing climate-related information, the most vulnerable people are often on the periphery of receiving practical information. This paper shows that women farmers are left out of many forms of communication channels. Thus, the purpose of the study is to identify instances in which methods of communication are missing women and how to overcome these gaps. The authors propose a context-dependent hybridisation of traditional methods of communication, which are familiar to communities, and modern technologies, which can be expedient in sharing new scientific climate knowledge with farmers.