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1st Edition

Routledge Handbook of Gender and Agriculture

ISBN 9780367563561
Published January 9, 2023 by Routledge
486 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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 has been made available as Open Access under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

Table of Contents

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

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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.