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. 

part 1|88 pages

Institutions, markets, and policies for gender and agriculture

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

chapter 8|12 pages

Gender and land grabbing

chapter 14|15 pages

Gender, race, and transgenic crops

chapter 16|11 pages

Gender and urban agriculture

part 3|90 pages

Knowledge, methods, and access to information

chapter 20|12 pages

Gender violence and food-service workers

Bending toward justice

chapter 21|12 pages

Women’s farm organizations in the United States

Protecting and transforming agricultural power

chapter 22|11 pages

Gendered farming organizations

The value of North/South comparisons

part 4|140 pages

Farming people and identities

chapter 26|12 pages

Indigenous women in agriculture

Focus on Latin America

chapter 27|12 pages

Queer farmers

Sexuality on the farm

chapter 29|13 pages

Health and farm households

chapter 30|11 pages

Embodied work in agriculture

chapter 32|11 pages

Rematriating to the wombs of the world

Toward Black feminist agrarian ideologies

chapter 33|14 pages

Farming, gender, and mental health