Gender, Climate Change and Food Security

This UNDP policy brief argues that the agency of rural female farmers is essential for enhancing agricultural productivity and realizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including ensuring food security (SDG 2) and addressing the perils of climate change (SDG 13). Despite significant strides in addressing gender inequalities over the years, rural women are still among the most marginalized groups in society and are particularly vulnerable to current and future climate change and food insecurity. Given these close relationships, the response to climate change vis-à-vis the agricultural sector should, therefore, take into account gender dynamics and be gender-responsive. 

Author: Senay Habtezion

Source: UNDP

 

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