Climate Change and Women in Agriculture

Publish Year : 2021
Thematic Area: Climate Change, Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, Agriculture
Geographic Area: Regional


Gender inequality is known to make women suffer disproportionately from the adverse effects of climate change; with social, economic and political barriers increasing women’s exposure and susceptibility to the negative impacts of climate change. Consequently, a gender-responsive approach to both climate change resilience and economic resilience within the agricultural sector is crucial to address the increased levels of vulnerability experienced by women and to empower women in the face of climate change. This brief provides an overview of key facts related to this issue as well as some recommendations on integrating gender into solutions that ensure women in agriculture are considered in climate-relevant policies and programs.