Gender dimension of climate change research in agriculture. Case studies in Southeast Asia

Thelma Paris, Maria Fay Rola-Rubzen
CGIAR research program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)


Agriculture, which consists of crop, livestock, aquaculture and agroforestry, provides the major source of livelihood and food for smallholder farmers in South East Asia (SEA). However, climate change is affecting geographical locations, agroecosystems, and rainfall patterns in the Southeast Asian region. As one of the world’s most vulnerable regions to climate change, SEA is severely affected by the impacts of climate-related disasters. Being heavily reliant on agriculture, millions of people and their livelihoods are constantly at risk due to increased incidence of drought, flooding and sea level rise. Based on the review of literature and synthesis of studies in Africa and Bangladesh, the authors made several suggestions for future research on addressing gender dimension of climate change research for agriculture which can be applicable in Southeast Asia.