258 pages | 22 B/W Illus.
This book presents research from across the globe on how gender relationships in agriculture are changing.
In many regions of the world, agricultural transformations are occurring through increased commodification, new value-chains, technological innovations introduced by CGIAR and other development interventions, declining viability of small-holder agriculture livelihoods, male out-migration from rural areas, and climate change. This book addresses how these changes involve fluctuations in gendered labour and decision making on farms and in agriculture and, in many places, have resulted in the feminization of agriculture at a time of unprecedented climate change. Chapters uncover both how women successfully innovate and how they remain disadvantaged when compared to men in terms of access to land, labor, capital and markets that would enable them to succeed in agriculture. Building on case studies from Africa, Latin America and Asia, the book interrogates how new agricultural innovations from agricultural research, new technologies and value chains reshape gender relations.
Using new methodological approaches and intersectional analyses, this book will be of great interest to students and scholars of agriculture, gender, sustainable development and environmental studies more generally.
Table of Contents
List of Contributors
Part 1. Overview
Part 2. Gender and Agriculture Research
Jacqueline Ashby and Vivian Polar
Margreet van der Berg
Ann R. Tickamyer and Kathleen Sexsmith
Part 3. Intersectionality: Gender, Class, and Ethnicity in Agricultural Systems
Stephanie Leder and Carolyn Sachs
Tania Carolina Camacho-Villa, Luis Barba-Escoto, Juan Burgueño-Ferreira, Ann Tickamyer, Leland Glenna and Santiago López-Ridaura
Nozomi Kawarazuka, Nguyen Thi Van Anh, Vu Xuan Thai and Pham Huu Thuong
Part 4. Shifting Gender Relations in Agriculture, Fisheries, and Livestock
Birhanu Megersa Lenjiso
Katie Tavenner and Todd A. Crane
Lemlem Aregu, Afrina Choudhury, Surendran Rajaratnam, Margreet van der Burg and Cynthia McDougall
Part 5. Gender, Labor, and Decision Making
María del Rosario Castro Bernardini
Tatiana Gumucio, Diksha Arora, Jennifer Twyman, Ann Tickamyer, and Monica Clavijo
Edward Bikketi, Esther Njuguna-Mungai, Leif Jensen, and Edna Johnny
Sujata Ganguly, Leif Jensen, Samarendu Mohanty, Sugandha Munshi, Arindam Samaddar, Swati Nayak and Prakashan Chellattan Veettil