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Achieving the goals of Feed-the-Future and the Global Food Security Strategy requires careful consideration of the impact of relevant climate science on agricultural production, while at the same time considering other cross-cutting issues that influence agricultural growth, poverty alleviation and resilience, especially gender and nutrition.

Little is known about the impact of climate change and climate-responsive agricultural approaches on men’s and women’s time use or key nutrition outcomes, such as child growth, micronutrient status and diet quality of women, children and households, and about how the adoption of climate smart agricultural practices at scale may influence the availability of micro- and macronutrient availability across value chains and landscapes.

To address these challenges the Gender, Climate Change and Nutrition Integration Initiative (GCAN) initiative works with USAID headquarters, field missions and partners to enhance understanding between climate, gender and nutrition toward enhanced resilience, women’s empowerment and nutrition outcomes.