Gender in Agriculture

Closing the Knowledge Gap

Editors: Quisumbing, A.R., Meinzen-Dick, R., Raney, T.L., Croppenstedt, A., Behrman, J.A., Peterman, A. (Eds.)

  • Summarizes women’s contributions to agriculture and food security and the obstacles to their broader participation
  • Draws on data at the micro, census and national levels
  • Challenges conventional story lines on women in agriculture
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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) produced a 2011 report on women in agriculture with a clear and urgent message: agriculture underperforms because half of all farmers—women—lack equal access to the resources and opportunities they need to be more productive. This book builds on the report’s conclusions by providing, for a non-specialist audience, a compendium of what we know now about gender gaps in agriculture.

Reviews

“This book is an inspiring and hugely useful resource for both newcomers to the field and those already working in the area. Clearly and accessibly-written, this book will appeal to practitioner and academic audiences alike.” (Dennis Aviles, Gender & Development, Vol. 23 (1), 2015)


Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Closing the Knowledge Gap on Gender in Agriculture

    Quisumbing, Agnes R. (et al.)

    Pages 3-27

  • Understanding Gender and Culture in Agriculture: The Role of Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches

    Behrman, Julia A. (et al.)

    Pages 31-53

  • Data Needs for Gender Analysis in Agriculture

    Doss, Cheryl

    Pages 55-68

  • If Women Hold Up Half the Sky, How Much of the World’s Food Do They Produce?

    Doss, Cheryl

    Pages 69-88

  • The Gender Asset Gap and Its Implications for Agricultural and Rural Development

    Meinzen-Dick, Ruth (et al.)

    Pages 91-115

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8616-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8615-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gender in Agriculture
Book Subtitle
Closing the Knowledge Gap
Editors
  • Agnes R. Quisumbing
  • Ruth Meinzen-Dick
  • Terri L. Raney
  • André Croppenstedt
  • Julia A. Behrman
  • Amber Peterman
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Researchco Book Centre, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-8616-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-8616-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-8615-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 444
Number of Illustrations and Tables
17 b/w illustrations
Additional Information
Published with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
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