Disaggregating local knowledge: the effects of gendered farming practices on soil fertility and soil reaction in SW Hungary
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This article presents a study in Hungary which examined differences in men's and women's soil management techniques and knowledge. The author argues that social constructs of gender roles, the gender division of labor, and differences in access to and control of resources produce gender differences in soil management. Consequently, different levels of nutrients, and therefore potential productivity, exist in soil managed by men or women. Findings also indicate that men and women classify soil based on different characteristics. The author suggests the need for more research in this area, but asserts that these findings highlight the importance of examining the effects of gender on soil management and conditions.