CGIAR Gender News

Women farmers are more affected by impacts of climate change

Building resilience for smallholder farmers in marginal drylands - Tunisia CGIAR Program on DryLand Systems

Women are disproportionately affected by the impacts of climate change in regions where gender inequality and their participation in agriculture converge.

Crop failures, pest outbreaks, or increased disasters induced by changing climates affect regions where many women are involved in agricultural activities.

Climate change has a disproportionate impact on women. In communities where the women must fetch water, they are traveling longer distances. Women often eat less than men in some cultures; climate-induced natural disasters are exacerbating this disparity. Follow-on effects of climate change also make women more prone to gender-based violence and exploitation.