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Sustainable rural livelihoods: Practical concepts for the 21st century
(University of Sussex, UK: Institute of Development Studies, 1991)
This paper discusses concepts of sustainable livelihoods from the poor rural household level. It focuses on a) enhancing capability - education, health, support for farmers, transport, information, communication and credit, ...
Gendered science: A critique of agricultural development
The paper questions the gender bias in paradigms and programs of agriculture research. The author argues that even though women's knowledge in farming practices is crucial to agricultural and social sustainability, their ...
Men's crops? Women's crops? The gender patterns of cropping in Ghana
This paper identifies cultural distinctions between men's crops and women's crops as found in the literature on agriculture in West Africa. The study was based on a nationally survey from Ghana used to examine if indeed ...
FAO Nepal fact sheet: Women in agriculture, environment and rural production
(Rome, Italy: FAO, 2001)
Extra-household factors and women farmers' supply response in sub-saharan Africa
(Great Britain: Elsevier, 2000)
This paper reflects on how often economic reforms do not create the expected result, and even increase pressures and burdens on women. The discussion highlights some factors that interfere with women's agriculture production, ...
Women in agriculture: Second international conference on women in agriculture interactive website
(Washington, DC: Women in Agriculture, USDA, 2002)
This site presents the full transcripts of the breakout sessions for the Second International Conference on Women in Agriculture. The link for each talk appears underneath one of two major themes: Community Issues and ...
Gender and community conservation
The conservation of biodiversity relies on the involvement of the full community -- both women and men -- whose interests and perspectives regarding natural resources may differ. Often, an ostensibly gender-neutral initiative ...
Land, trees, and women: Evolution of land tenure institutions in Western Ghana and Sumatra
(Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute, 2001)
Widespread deforestation in many developing countries has contributed to ecological deterioration, particularly in marginal areas. Agroforestry has been potential to halt this decline and improve the livelihoods of poor ...
Production and consumption by gender and role among transhumants in Western Sudan: The Baggara (Hawazma) of Kordofan
(Pullman, WA: Washington State University, 1985)
This report covers specific research areas, such as the roles of men and women in management and agricultural production; the social constraints in the definition of gender roles; women's resources and sources of income ...
The role of socio-environmental networking in the sustainability of rain-fed agriculture in the coastal savanna of Ghana
This article fuses theory from geography, sociology, and natural resource management to explore the sustainability of rain-fed agriculture in one of the driest areas of Ghana. Specifically, the article draws upon Actor ...