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Title Transforming gender and food security in the Global South / edited by Jemimah Njuki, John R. Parkins and Amy Kaler
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 301 pages)
Series Routledge studies in food, society and the environment
Routledge studies in food, society and environment.
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acronyms and abbreviations; Notes on contributors; Introduction -- Gender, agriculture, and food security: where are we?; PART I Measuring gender relations and women's empowerment; 1 Measuring women's empowerment in agriculture: addressing the multidimensional nature of gender dynamics in agriculture; PART II From measurement to action; 2 From capture to culture: space for mainstreaming women in coastal aquaculture development in Sri Lanka; 3 Gender and labour efficiency in finger millet production in Nepal
4 Teach a woman to fish: encountering empowerment in community fish farming in Eastern IndiaPART III Placing gender in local institutional contexts; 5 Coffee ceremonies, gender, and food security in two Ethiopian villages; 6 A missed opportunity for research and development interventions: gender and the forest food trade in urban Cameroon; 7 Gender and innovation in Peru's native potato market chains; PART IV Approaches to transforming gender relations; 8 From gender analysis to transforming gender norms: using empowerment pathways to enhance gender equity and food security in Tanzania
9 Gender transformative approaches with socially and environmentally vulnerable groups: indigenous fishers of the Bolivian Amazon10 "Doing jenda deliberatively" in a participatory agriculture-nutrition project in Malawi; 11 Gendered technology adoption and household food security in semi-arid Eastern Kenya; Conclusion -- Towards gender transformative agriculture and food systems: where next?; Index
Summary Drawing on studies from Africa, Asia and South America, this book provides empirical evidence and conceptual explorations of the gendered dimensions of food security. It investigates how food security and gender inequity are conceptualized within interventions, assesses the impacts and outcomes of gender-responsive programs on food security and gender equity and addresses diverse approaches to gender research and practice that range from descriptive and analytical to strategic and transformative. The chapters draw on diverse theoretical perspectives, including transformative learning, feminist theory, deliberative democracy and technology adoption. As a result, they add important conceptual and empirical material to a growing literature on the challenges of gender equity in agricultural production. A unique feature of this book is the integration of both analytic and transformative approaches to understanding gender and food security. The analytic material shows how food security interventions enable women and men to meet the long-term nutritional needs of their households, and to enhance their economic position. The transformative chapters also document efforts to build durable and equitable relationships between men and women, addressing underlying social, cultural and economic causes of gender inequality. Co-published with the International Development Research Centre
Notes "Earthscan from Routledge."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Feminism -- Developing countries.
Food security -- Developing countries
Women in agriculture -- Developing countries
Women in economic development -- Developing countries
Women -- Developing countries -- Social conditions.
Form Electronic book
Author Kaler, Amy, editor.
Njuki, Jemimah, editor.
Parkins, J. (John), 1967- editor.
ISBN 1315564114