Articles and News about Women in Agriculture
This is a case study of a female immigrant that became a farmer during the Homestead Act of 1862. Addresses issues of gender equality.
This article is a historical recount of the role of women in Montana's agriculture since the Enlarged Homestead Act of 1909 until 1940's.
This article describes the "brain drain" from farm to town during 1920-1940, when many women acquired the necessary skills to work in town and leave the farm behind.
This introduction provides a summary of the professional trajectories of women in agricultural fields and food commodities for the first half of the 20th century.
Survey of research developments focused on frontier women in the Great Plains from 1970 until 1985. This work focuses on scholarly perspectives and methodologies to address issues of rural women in the Great Plains.
This work describes female farmers and ranchers in America in late 1970’s. The analysis focuses on demographic characteristics, income, off-farm employment, and ownership.
Statistics about women in agriculture in the national arena; USDA-NASS, 2012 Census of Agriculture.
This toolkit provides information and resources needed to create a successful farmer network. It is intended for farmers, extension agents, community organizers, and other agricultural professionals.
This article focuses on how notions of women's vulnerability and virtuousness recur in climate debates, questions the legitimacy of these generalizations, and analyses its impact on climate policy.
This paper explores why and how notions of women-environment linkages influence decision-making and policies regarding climate change.
This article addresses the gender gap in America's agriculture.
This report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Bank Group (WBG) suggests a new set of measures to support claims about changes in the gender composition of farm workers in developing countries.
This article focuses on the challenges female farmers overcome in dryland areas, mentorship, intergenerational relationships, and the succession of the farm to female companions.
The Rise of Women Farmers and Sustainable Agriculture