Disaggregating local knowledge: The effects of gendered farming practices on soil fertility and soil reaction in SW Hungary

dc.contributor.authorEngel-Di Mauro, S.en
dc.contributor.departmentSustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (SANREM) Knowledgebaseen
dc.coverage.spatialHungaryen
dc.coverage.temporal1998 - 1999en
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-19T20:08:07Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-19T20:08:07Zen
dc.date.issued2003en
dc.descriptionMetadata only recorden
dc.description.abstractResearchers in conservation agriculture have realized that inclusion of local knowledge of natural resources is an important part of developing a community-based conservation plan. Furthermore, because men and women have different roles in farming, gendered local knowledge has also become valuable. Drawing upon these concepts, this article discusses differences and similarities in gendered soil knowledge in SW Hungary. The goal of the research was to document gendered knowledge of soil and soil use. Research was conducted in 1998-1999 in a smallholder agriculture-dominated region of Hungary, which included 25 plots in seven villages. Research methods included soil sampling, interviews, and land analysis. It should be noted that researchers met with men and women at different times. Results indicated that men and women both manage and describe soils differently; analysis showed gendered differences in pH, texture, and color. In addition, men described soils based on technical training and production of economic-based crops. Women, on the other hand, describe soils based on traditional knowledge, nutritional value, and for production of garden vegetables. Findings also show that men, because of their technical training in high-nutrient crops, were placing too much fertilizer on women's crops, making them invaluable. The authors conclude that their findings show women and men's access to and control of soils differ because of gender roles and economic purposes.en
dc.format.mimetypetext/plainen
dc.identifier4756en
dc.identifier4367en
dc.identifier.citationGeoderma 111(3-4): 503-520en
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1016/S0016-7061(02)00279-3en
dc.identifier.issn0016-7061en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/68993en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectSoil managementen
dc.subjectSoil fertilityen
dc.subjectSoilen
dc.subjectGenderen
dc.subjectLocal knowledgeen
dc.subjectFarming systemsen
dc.subjectFarming practicesen
dc.subjectSoil reactionen
dc.subjectEcosystem Farm/Enterprise Scale Field Scaleen
dc.titleDisaggregating local knowledge: The effects of gendered farming practices on soil fertility and soil reaction in SW Hungaryen
dc.typeAbstracten
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
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