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Gender in agriculture : closing the knowledge gap

Author: Ma Agnes R Quisumbing
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 reports conclusions by providing, for a non-specialist audience, a compendium of what we know now about  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ma Agnes R Quisumbing
ISBN: 9789401786164 940178616X 9401786151 9789401786157
OCLC Number: 879372322
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 444 pages) : illustrations
Contents: PART I: Closing the Knowledge Gap on Gender in Agriculture --
1. Closing the Knowledge Gap on Gender in Agriculture --
PART II: Data and Methods for Gender Analysis in Agriculture --
2. Understanding Gender and Culture in Agriculture: The Role of Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches --
3. Data Needs for Gender Analysis in Agriculture --
4. If Women Hold Up Half the Sky, How Much of the World's Food Do They Produce?- PART III: Gender, Assets, and Inputs: Issues at the Farm and Household Levels --
5. The Gender Asset Gap and Its Implications for Agricultural and Rural Development --
6. Gender Equity and Land: Toward Secure and Effective Access for Rural Women --
7. A Review of Empirical Evidence on Gender Differences in Nonland Agricultural Inputs, Technology, and Services in Developing Countries --
8. Rural Women's Access to Financial Services: Credit, Savings, and Insurance --
9. Livestock and Women's Livelihoods: A Review of the Recent Evidence --
10. Gender and Social Capital for Agricultural Development --
11. Gender Implications of Poor Nutrition and Health in Agricultural Households --
PART IV: Gender and Markets: Moving beyond the Farm --
12. Promoting Gender-Equitable Agricultural Value Chains: Issues, Opportunities, and Next Steps --
13. Mainstreaming Gender Sensitivity in Cash Crop Market Supply Chains --
14. Gender Inequalities in Rural Labor Markets --
PART V: Toward a Gender-Sensitive Agricultural Research, Development, and Extension System --
15. A System That Delivers: Integrating Gender into Agricultural Research, Development, and Extension --
16. Enhancing Female Participation in Agricultural Research and Development: Rationale and Evidence --
17. Improving Gender Responsiveness of Agricultural Extension.
Responsibility: edited by Agnes R. Quisumbing ... [and more], editors.

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