From the Centre to the Margins and Back Again: Women in Agriculture at the ilo [chapter]

Christine Verschuur
2019 The ILO @ 100  
Women in agriculture play a particularly important role in the economy. But their work-as peasants and as agricultural wage earners-their knowledge, their place in agricultural systems of production and their contribution to global prosperity have only been recognised in recent years, or still lack significant recognition. With changes in systems of production that are related to globalisation, the marginalisation and the workload of women in agriculture has often increased due to the
more » ... ue to the perpetuation of an unequal sexual division of work in agriculture, and due to unequal access to the workforce and to agricultural inputs, technologies, credit schemes and land. One of the main constraints faced by female peasants and agricultural wage earners is the continuous and increasing reproductive work, which rests disproportionately on the most excluded women.
doi:10.1163/9789004399013_009 fatcat:6qu3ryz46rdadkmutfr73e2bly