Integrating gender in plant health research and action in Southeast Asia
- Impact Area
Pests and diseases destroy between 20 and 40 percent of crops globally, which makes plant health management critical for improving food and nutrition security and facilitating income growth.
Interdisciplinary research and regional collaboration in Southeast Asia are already contributing to better control of transboundary plant pests and diseases in a changing climate, but making on-farm management more inclusive, and thereby effective, will be key to success.
In Southeast Asia, household members work collectively, and women play hidden but significant roles as household financial managers and decision-makers.