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PHILIPPINES: ‘Women Take the Brunt of Climate Change’

Women in the agriculture and fisheries sectors are more vulnerable to climate change. Women employed as farm workers neither own land nor have access to credit and technology that can help adapt to the effects of climate change.

“Limited access to credit, technology and extension services means they won’t be able to switch to cash crops or do other things to increase productivity,’’ Smyth said.

This is why, Smyth said, it is important for governments to boost investments in agriculture — provide credit, irrigation and technology support to farmers. More importantly, a land reform programme must be implemented as it is useless for farmers to invest on land that they do not own. Read full story on Inter Press Service

  1. One Response to “PHILIPPINES: ‘Women Take the Brunt of Climate Change’”

  2. By jacqueline on Jul 30, 2009

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