A new project led by Penn State focuses on improving the livelihoods of women working in small scale farming in Cambodia. By encouraging gender sensitive sustainable intensification practices, they will help to increase crop yields of nutritious food, reduce harmful environmental impacts, and enhance social networks that allow women to benefit from crop production.
Climate Protection: Enhances crop growth without using excess resources
Food & Water: Encourages more diverse crop growth and increases yields; conserves water
Jobs & Assets: Increases production of marketable crops from women
Health, Well-Being, & Safety: Improves nutrition
Connection: Increases sense of impacts on resources by farmers’ actions
This post is part of a series on examples of multisolving, or climate-smart policies that simultaneously work to mitigate climate change while providing co-benefits such as the ones described above. The multiple benefits analysis was done using the FLOWER framework.