GENDER SCIENTIST DR. DINA NAJJAR DISCUSSES DRYLANDS AND THE IPCC REPORT
In a mini-Q&A series published this week and the next, we spoke to several ICARDA scientists to get a better sense of what the future of climate change might look like across the drylands, and to discover how ICARDA is supporting dryland smallholders to adapt.
“Water and irrigation remain less accessible to women than men. A lot of the water technology that exists, such as drip irrigation and pumps, is highly men-oriented and masculinized, and women often lack the financial resources to acquire them. In addition, they are also frowned upon when irrigating using traditional flood irrigation.
As a result, the land that women farm is often less likely to be irrigated than men’s.” – Dr. Dina Najjar