Women and Sustainable Business: Women in Agriculture Worldwide

Editors: Fletcher, Amber J. and Kubik, Wendee
Publication Year: 2017
Publisher: Routledge

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-47-247308-0
Category: Business, Finance & Economics - Business
Image Count: 18
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

Women in Agriculture Worldwide emphasizes practical and concrete solutions to address the challenges, such as lack of access to resources and infrastructure, lack of household decision-making power, and gender biases in policymaking and leadership, still faced by women in agriculture around the world.

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Table of Contents

  • List of figures
  • List of tables
  • Notes on contributors
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction – Context and commonality: women in agriculture worldwide - Amber J. Fletcher and Wendee Kubik
  • Part I: Women's agricultural work: addressing inequality and invisibility
  • Australia – Understanding the “local” and “global”: intersections engendering change for women in family farming in Australia - Josephine Clarke and Margaret Alston
  • Canada – Who's counting … on the farm? - June Corman and Wendee Kubik
  • South Africa – The plight of female farm workers on South African farms - Maria-Stella Vettori
  • International – The System of Rice Intensification and its impacts on women: reducing pain, discomfort, and labor in rice farming while enhancing households’ food security - Olivia Vent, Sabarmatee, and Norman Uphoff
  • Part II: Gendering sustainability and food security
  • Bangladesh and Laos – Women and food security in South Asia - Margaret Alston and Kerri Whittenbury
  • Zimbabwe – “Livelihoods in a sack:” gendered dimensions of sack potato farming among poor households in urban Zimbabwe - Manase Kudzai Chiweshe and Kudzai MacMillan Muzanago
  • Burkina Faso – Diversifying the garden: a way to ensure food security and women's empowerment - Liette Vasseur
  • India – Reviving and strengthening women's position and agency in ensuring household food security: the role of home gardens - Rengalakshmi Raj, E.D.I. Oliver King, B. Raghini, S. Abubaker Siddick, Venkatesan Gurumoorthy, and G. Kaleeswari
  • Part III: Women's empowerment in policy and finance
  • Tanzania – Improving agricultural land security for women: assessing the FAO's Voluntary Guidelines on land tenure - Andrea M. Collins
  • Tanzania – Addressing challenges of rural women: a focus on Tanzania - Godbertha Kinyondo
  • Kenya – Can sustainability be enGENDERed through informal microfinance? A case study of the Kamba merry-go-rounds in Ukambani, Eastern Province, Kenya - Carlyn James
  • Brazil – Participation of women farmers in food procurement programs in Brazil - Andrea Moraes and Cecilia Rocha
  • International – The rise of institutional food procurement: a tool for empowering women or furthering the status quo? - Bryan Crawford-Garrett, Clare Mbizule, Karin Wachter, and Brian Sage
  • Part IV: Working for social change
  • Morocco – From empowerment to transformative leadership: intersectional analysis of women workers in the strawberry sector of Morocco - Julie Théroux-Séguin
  • United States of America – Building power through community: women creating and theorizing change - Angie Carter, Betty Wells, Ashley Hand, and Jessica Soulis
  • Canada – Ploughing new ground: a feminist interpretation of youth farm internships in Ontario, Canada - Jan Kainer
  • Conclusion – What works for women in agriculture? - Amber J. Fletcher