Addressing the impact of climate change on women farmers’ health in South Asia

Women farmers play a crucial role in South Asia’s agricultural sector and contribute significantly, despite facing numerous challenges. The intersection of climate change, gender, and health can have disproportionate impacts on women’s well‑being. Communicable and non‑communicable diseases, occupational hazards, and mental health issues are exacerbated by climate change, affecting women’s health, productivity, and livelihoods. Policies to address these issues should incorporate gender-sensitive approaches in climate adaptation strategies, encompassing disaster preparedness, healthcare access, occupational safety, nutrition security, and mental health support Prioritizing women farmers’ health and well-being is essential for building resilient agricultural systems and achieving sustainable development in South Asia.