Agriculture remains one of the most important areas of women’s work globally with more than a third of employed women in the agricultural sector. Yet women farmers face a number of key structural barriers that limit their access to land, information, finance, time-saving infrastructure, technologies and services, as well as markets.
In the absence of concerted efforts to address the gender gap in agriculture in the context of a changing climate, women farmers are at risk of being trapped in a downward spiral. Improving the climate-resilience of women farmers requires an integrated approach that simultaneously addresses land tenure security as well as access to other productive assets within the context of a changing climate.
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