1st Edition

Routledge Handbook of Gender and Agriculture

    486 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    486 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Routledge Handbook of Gender and Agriculture covers major theoretical issues as well as critical empirical shifts in gender and agriculture.

    Gender relations in agriculture are shifting in most regions of the world with changes in the structure of agriculture, the organization of production, international restructuring of value chains, climate change, the global pandemic, and national and multinational policy changes. This book provides a cutting-edge assessment of the field of gender and agriculture, with contributions from both leading scholars and up-and-coming academics as well as policymakers and practitioners.

    The handbook is organized into four parts: part 1, institutions, markets, and policies; part 2, land, labor, and agrarian transformations; part 3, knowledge, methods, and access to information; and part 4, farming people and identities. The last chapter is an epilogue from many of the contributors focusing on gender, agriculture, and shifting food systems during the coronavirus pandemic. The chapters address both historical subjects as well as ground-breaking work on gender and agriculture, which will help to chart the future of the field. The handbook has an international focus with contributions examining issues at both the global and local levels with contributors from across the world.

    With contributions from leading academics, policymakers, and practitioners, and with a global outlook, the Routledge Handbook of Gender and Agriculture is an essential reference volume for scholars, students, and practitioners interested in gender and agriculture.

    Chapter 13 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF at http://www.taylorfrancis.com under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND) 4.0 license. 

    Carolyn Sachs, Kathleen Sexsmith, Leif Jensen, Paige Castellanos

    Part 1. Institutions, Markets and Policies for Gender and Agriculture

    1. Gender Mainstreaming in Agricultural and Forestry Institutions
    Seema Arora-Jonsson and Stephanie Leder

    2. Gender Dynamics in Value Chain Development: Foundations and Gaps
    Rhiannon Pyburn and Froukje Kruijssen

    3. Gender Inequalities in Food Standards
    Carmen Bain

    4. Food Sovereignty and Gender Equality
    Anne Portman

    5. Gender Integration in Agriculture Research and Development
    Margreet van den Burg

    6. Gender, Nutrition and Food System Approaches: What can be learnt from the past?
    Julie Newton

    Part 2. Land, Labor, and Agrarian Transformations

    7. Women’s Rights to Their Land: When Property Does Not Equal Power
    Peggy Petrzelka

    8. Gender and Land Grabbing
    Youjin Chung

    9. Gender and Livestock Production
    Elizabeth Ransom and Forrest Stagner

    10. Gendered Vulnerabilities and Adaptations to Climate Change
    Margaret Alston

    11. Sustainability and Sustainable intensification
    Cornelia Flora

    12. Role of Mobile Phones in Empowering Women in Agriculture
    Surabhi Mittal

    13. Gender and the Political Economy of Fish Food Systems
    Surendran Rajaratnam, Molly Ahern, and Cynthia McDougall

    14. Gender, Race, and Transgenic Crops
    Amanda Shaw

    15. Gender Dimensions in Climate Smart Agricultural Technology Uptake
    Mamta Mehar

    16. Urban agriculture and gender
    Hannah Whitley

    Part 3. Knowledge, Methods, and Access to Information

    17. Gender and Agricultural Extension
    Mary Barbercheck

    18. Feminist Methods and Methodology in Agricultural Research
    Ann Tickamyer

    19. Empowering Women Through Farmer Field Schools
    Afrina Choudhury and Paige Castellanos

    20. Gender, Violence, and Food Service Workers: Bending Towards Justice
    Patricia Allen and Whitney Shervey

    21. Farm Women’s Organizations in the United States: Protecting and Transforming Agricultural Power
    Angie Carter

    22. Gendered Farming Organizations: The Value of North/South Comparisons
    Sally Shortall and Margaret Atesugba

    23. The Women’s Agricultural Empowerment Index
    Elena Martinez, Emily Myers, and Audrey Pereira

    Part 4. Farming People and Identities

    24. Gender and Livelihood Strategies: A Global Perspective
    Margaret Adesugba, Liz Oughton and Sally Shortall

    25. Gender and Precarious Workers in Agriculture
    Kathleen Sexsmith and Megan Griffin

    26. Indigenous Women in Agriculture in Latin America
    Diana Gabriela Lope-Alzina

    27. Queer farmers: Sexuality on the Farm
    Michaela Hoffelmeyer

    28. Women Farmers and Farm Women’s Identities
    Kathy Brasier and Hannah Whitley

    29. Health and Farm Households
    Nari Senanayake and Celia Ritter

    30. Embodied work in agriculture
    Berit Brandth

    31. Migration
    Emily Southard and Leif Jensen

    32. Rematriating Towards the Wombs of the World: Toward Black Feminist Agrarian Ideologies
    Shakara Tyler

    33. Farming, Gender and Mental Health
    Lia Bryant

    Epilogue: Gender, Agriculture, Food and the Coronavirus


    Carolyn E. Sachs is Professor Emerita of Rural Sociology and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Pennsylvania State University.

    Leif Jensen is Distinguished Professor of Rural Sociology and Demography in the Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education at Pennsylvania State University.

    Paige Castellanos is currently an Assistant Research Professor at Pennsylvania State University in the College of Agricultural Sciences’ International Programs and Rural Sociology.

    Kathleen Sexsmith is Assistant Professor of Rural Sociology and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Pennsylvania State University.