November 20

Indian Women in Agriculture Among ‘Most Vulnerable’ to Climate Change Impact, Shows New Global Study

By Akanksha Mishra

As the fallout of climate change threatens to alter farming practices, and hints at the possibility more droughts, fires, and flooding, women in India’s agriculture sector could be among those most impacted, a new study published in the Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems journal Thursday has found.

The study maps hotspots in “low- and middle-income countries” (LMICs) where climate change, agriculture, and gender inequality intersect. It found that women in the agricultural sector in South Asian countries, such as India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan could be most impacted by the possible fallouts of climate change on the sector.

Photo courtesy of Ray Witlin.

Source: The Print (link opens in a new window)

Agriculture, Environment
climate change, gender equality