As Farmers, Women Bear the Brunt of Climate Change

Yesterday, I was sadly reminded of just how interconnected our global problems really are. BBC news report revealed that the people most vulnerable to climate change are women. Why? Because in developing countries, women do most of the agricultural work and are disproportionately affected by weather-related natural disasters impacting food, energy and water.

“Given women’s significant engagement in food production in developing countries, the close connection between gender, farming and climate change deserves far more analysis than it currently receives,” the United Nation’s Population Fund (UNFPA) said.

Indeed it does. Read the full report here.