Feminization of agriculture: Trends and driving forces

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2006
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RIMISP
Abstract

"This paper will describe how women have increased their labor in two types of agricultural production - smallholder production and agro-export agriculture - and the economic and socio-cultural forces that are driving this trend. Finally, this paper examines whether women's participation in income-producing activities, whether as wage workers or as family workers in cash cropping, contributes to empowerment and improves their status within the household." (Excerpt from Executive Summary)

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Income generation, Marketing and trade, Women, Livelihoods, Agribusiness, Small-scale farming, Gender, Exports, Market access, Reproductive labor, Domestic labor, Agricultural labor, Farm/Enterprise Scale Governance
Citation
Background paper for the World Development Report 2008 "Agriculture for Development"