A short introductory reading from the GenderCC Women for Climate Justice website that summarizes the gender dimensions of climate change in the agricultural sector. This reading is part of a larger study on the gender dimensions of climate change in several sectors such as agriculture, biodiversity, consumption, disaster, energy, forests, health, migration, population, tourism, transport, waste and water. This reading specifically discusses the role of women in the agricultural sector, gender inequality in terms of access to agricultural resources and the current gender gaps in the sector.
Students will be introduced to division of labour in the agricultural sector according to gender. They will learn that even though more women work in this sector, they often benefit less than men in many parts of the world.
Use this tool to help your students find answers to:
- Discuss the gender dimensions of climate change in the agricultural sector.
- Discuss gender inequality in terms of access to agricultural resources and opportunities.
- “Market-based solutions to climate change can have negative impacts on women in agriculture”. Discuss in the classroom.
- Discuss the current state of women representation in decision making processes and policies in the agricultural sector.
About the tool
|Tool Name||Agriculture, Gender and Climate Change|
|Topic(s) in Discipline||Gender, Gender Studies, Gender and Agriculture, Agriculture|
|Climate Topic||Climate and Society, Policies, Politics and Environmental Governance|
|Type of tool||Reading|
|Grade Level||Undergraduate, Graduate|
|Developed by||GenderCC Women for Climate Justice|
|Hosted at||GenderCC Women for Climate Justice website|