The Routledge Handbook of Gender and Agriculture covers major theoretical issues as well as critical empirical shifts in gender and agriculture.

Gender relations in agriculture are shifting in most regions of the world with changes in the structure of agriculture, the organization of production, international restructuring of value chains, climate change, the global pandemic, and national and multinational policy changes. This book provides a cutting-edge assessment of the field of gender and agriculture, with contributions from both leading scholars and up-and-coming academics as well as policymakers and practitioners.

The handbook is organized into four parts: part 1, institutions, markets, and policies; part 2, land, labor, and agrarian transformations; part 3, knowledge, methods, and access to information; and part 4, farming people and identities. The last chapter is an epilogue from many of the contributors focusing on gender, agriculture, and shifting food systems during the coronavirus pandemic. The chapters address both historical subjects as well as ground-breaking work on gender and agriculture, which will help to chart the future of the field. The handbook has an international focus with contributions examining issues at both the global and local levels with contributors from across the world.

With contributions from leading academics, policymakers, and practitioners, and with a global outlook, the Routledge Handbook of Gender and Agriculture is an essential reference volume for scholars, students, and practitioners interested in gender and agriculture.

Chapter 13 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF at https://www.taylorfrancis.com under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND) 4.0 license. 

chapter |12 pages


ByCarolyn E. Sachs, Leif Jensen, Paige Castellanos, Kathleen Sexsmith

part 1|88 pages

Institutions, markets, and policies for gender and agriculture

chapter 1|17 pages

Gender mainstreaming in agricultural and forestry institutions

BySeema Arora-Jonsson, Stephanie Leder

chapter 2|14 pages

Gender dynamics in agricultural value chain development

Foundations and gaps
ByRhiannon Pyburn, Froukje Kruijssen

chapter 3|11 pages

Gender inequalities in food standards

ByCarmen Bain

chapter 4|12 pages

Food sovereignty and gender equity

ByAnne Portman

chapter 5|16 pages

Gender integration in international agricultural research for development

ByMargreet van der Burg

chapter 6|16 pages

Gender, nutrition, and food system approaches

What can be learned from the past? 1
ByJulie Newton

part 2|122 pages

Land, labor, and agrarian transformation

chapter 7|11 pages

Women’s rights to their land

When property does not equal power
ByPeggy Petrzelka

chapter 8|12 pages

Gender and land grabbing

ByYoujin B. Chung

chapter 9|11 pages

Gender and livestock production

ByElizabeth Ransom, Forrest Stagner

chapter 10|12 pages

Gendered vulnerabilities and adaptation to climate change

ByMargaret Alston

chapter 11|11 pages

Gender and sustainable intensification

ByCornelia Flora

chapter 12|10 pages

The role of mobile phones in empowering women in agriculture

BySurabhi Mittal

chapter 13|15 pages

Gender and the political economy of fish agri-food systems in the global South

BySurendran Rajaratnam, Molly Ahern, Cynthia McDougall
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chapter 14|15 pages

Gender, race, and transgenic crops

ByAmanda Shaw

chapter 15|12 pages

Gender dimensions in climate-smart agricultural technology uptake

ByMamta Mehar

chapter 16|11 pages

Gender and urban agriculture

ByHannah Whitley

part 3|90 pages

Knowledge, methods, and access to information

chapter 17|14 pages

Gender and agricultural extension

ByMary Barbercheck

chapter 18|12 pages

Feminist methods and methodology in agricultural research

ByAnn R. Tickamyer

chapter 19|12 pages

Empowering women through farmer field schools

ByAfrina Choudhury, Paige Castellanos

chapter 20|12 pages

Gender violence and food-service workers

Bending toward justice
ByPatricia Allen, Whitney Shervey

chapter 21|12 pages

Women’s farm organizations in the United States

Protecting and transforming agricultural power
ByAngie Carter

chapter 22|11 pages

Gendered farming organizations

The value of North/South comparisons
BySally Shortall, Margaret Adesugba

chapter 23|15 pages

The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index

ByElena M. Martinez, Emily C. Myers, Audrey Pereira

part 4|140 pages

Farming people and identities

chapter 24|11 pages

Farm household livelihood strategies

ByMargaret Adesugba, Elizabeth Oughton, Sally Shortall

chapter 25|10 pages

Gender and precarious work in agriculture

ByKathleen Sexsmith, Megan A. M. Griffin

chapter 26|12 pages

Indigenous women in agriculture

Focus on Latin America
ByDiana Gabriela Lope-Alzina

chapter 27|12 pages

Queer farmers

Sexuality on the farm
ByMichaela Hoffelmeyer

chapter 28|10 pages

Women farmers and women farmer’s identities

ByHannah Whitley, Kathryn Brasier

chapter 29|13 pages

Health and farm households

ByNari Senanayake, Celia Ritter

chapter 30|11 pages

Embodied work in agriculture

ByBerit Brandth

chapter 31|16 pages

Men’s and women’s migration in relation to agriculture

ByEmily M.L. Southard, Leif Jensen

chapter 32|11 pages

Rematriating to the wombs of the world

Toward Black feminist agrarian ideologies
ByShakara Tyler

chapter 33|14 pages

Farming, gender, and mental health

ByLia Bryant

chapter |18 pages


Gender, agriculture, and shifting food systems under coronavirus global pandemic
ByRhiannon Pyburn, Froukje Kruijssen, Julie Newton, Patricia Allen, Kathleen Sexsmith, Elizabeth Ransom, Margaret Alston, Berit Brandth, Seema Arora-Jonsson, Emily Southard, Leif Jensen, Hannah Whitley, Surabhi Mittal, Stephanie Leder, Diana Lope-Alzina, Molly Ahern, Afrina Choudhury, Surendran Rajaratnam, Michaela Hoffelmeyer, Lia Bryant