Agri-food systems facing climate change in the MENA region: gender equality for better resilience

Mar 09 2022

However, because of persistent bias and discrimination, women have less opportunity to thrive and have limited access to technology, financial instruments and actual land ownership. In this regard, Elen Le maître-Curri, director of Plan Bleu,  recalled that the effects of climate change aggravate an already complicated situation for the agri-food systems of the MENA region, marked by limited natural resources, food insecurity, or even rural areas that are losing part of their population, especially the youngest and most active. A set of challenges that affect women differently than men.

In the round table a constructive exchange took place, bringing together experiences from across the region, thanks to the contribution of institutions and organizations, such as ICARDA, UNDDRR, Arab Water Council and GUPAP among others.


Source: Union for the Mediterranean