CGIAR Gender News

Equality in a post-pandemic era: Gender, COVID-19, agriculture and climate change

Asian women selling food

COVID-19 is intensifying climate change impacts, adding extra pressure to food systems, livelihoods, and health. Women are especially affected by this added pressure due to their critical roles, both paid and unpaid, in food production, healthcare, and the household. Gender-based vulnerabilities are further exposed due to social norms that dictate women’s behavior.