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Intensifying heat waves threaten South Asia’s struggling farmers – many of them women

By Emily M L Southard, Ph.D. Candidate in Rural Sociology and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Penn State
Heather Randell, Assistant Professor of Rural Sociology and Demography, Penn State
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As crops fail in the rising heat, men are leaving many rural areas for migrant work in cities. Women are left to tend to the farming in increasingly dangerous conditions.The Conversation

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