Climate change has continued to exert devastating effects on the Nigerian agricultural sector. Consequently, several efforts are made to adapt the agricultural sector to these effects of climate change, but the expected results are yet to be achieved. Much of the research on challenges to climate change adaptation were done without considering gender perspective. This review in effort to contribute to addressing this gap reviewed 1.) the climate change adaptation strategies used by rural women crop farmers in Nigeria, 2.) challenges to climate change adaptation among rural women crop farmers and 3.) social exclusion and influence on agricultural activities and climate change adaptation among rural women crop farmers in Nigeria. The study further suggests ways of eradicating social exclusion of rural women farmers with a view to strengthen their climate change adaptive capacity in the country. From the lessons highlighted, suggestions are made to make adaptation to climate change more gender-responsive, effective, and successful.
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