Addressing gender gap could boost productivity of women farmers

Gum arabic farmer from the Jawama'a tribe in El Darota, Northern Kordofan, Sudan. File Photo: UNEP/Grant Wroe-Street

Women farmers could be up to 25% more productive if they're more rights to carry out their work.

That's the view of the Assistant Secretary-General of UN Women.

Dr Yannick Glemarec said that climate change was a major threat to equal opportunities for men and women but establishing more climate-resilient crops represented a "huge development opportunity".

Basma Baghall spoke to Dr Glemarec in Abu Dhabi, at the UN's Women in Sustainabilty, Environment and Renewable Energy Forum.

Duration: 3'16"

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