Special Issue on Women, Agriculture and Sustainable Development; Experiences and Lessons

Submission Deadline: Jun. 10, 2020

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  • Lead Guest Editor
    • Prabhakar Reddy Tada
      Centre for NRM & Decentralized Governance, Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Good Governance and Policy Analysis, Government of Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal, India
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    • Salkhi dad Saleem
      Department of Plant Protection, Kabul University, Kabul, Afghanistan
    • Serpil Yilmaz
      Department of Basic Science, Fisheries Faculty, Akdeniz University, Antalya, Türkiye, Turkey
    • Engida Gebre
      Mizan Tepi University, Adiss Abeba, Bench sheko, Ethiopia
  • Introduction

    In developing countries women’s contribution to agriculture is substantial though they are not recognized as women farmers. Land rights to women are also minimal as they do not have ownership in many cases. However, there is a close interrelationship between women and agriculture in developing countries as the nature of work necessitates those women workforce is required in some activities inevitably which include paddy transplantation, weeding and harvesting etc.
    Women contribute directly and indirectly to the development process beginning from unpaid care work to the family members, their participation in agriculture and other sectors. In fact, they participate in substantial numbers in agricultural operations, while industry and service sectors in small numbers and able to get a job despite male domination. They lack education, information and access to resources when compared to men, treated differently by men and given back seat in every sphere of life. Despite their critical role in every area, they are being forgotten in many societies while ensuring their welfare. In nutshell, women are neglected, stymied and marginalized in the development process leading to ‘twice alienated’ for being women in the society.
    The equal rights, responsibilities and opportunities of women and men and girls and boys are important to ensure as there is deep-rooted inequality in the society. Equality means that women’s and men’s rights, responsibilities and opportunities will not depend on whether they are born male or female. Gender equality implies that the interests, needs and priorities of both women and men are taken into consideration by recognizing the diversity of different groups of women and men. Besides, gender equity means the process of being fair to men and women.
    Gender inequalities are explicit in statistics depicting differences in sex ratio, child infanticide, literacy rates, health and nutrition indicators, wage differentials and ownership of land and other assets. Implicit gender inequalities are located in the household and are far harder to capture in statistics. Intra-household inequalities result in unequal distribution of resources; of control and decision making and unfair, unequal distribution of work, drudgery and even food. Moreover, entrenched inequality of outcomes can significantly undermine individual’s health, educational and occupational choices.
    Against the background, it is an attempt to explore the women’s role in agriculture, development process while appreciating the unpaid care work to the family. The special issue will cover the aspects of girl child education, women employment in different sectors of economy, political participation of women, social mobilization and institution building, promotion of livelihood opportunities to women, ending discrimination and violence against women and girls; finally, showcasing their role at a family and community level. Hence, putting women’s rights at the centre of all our efforts we would like to bring to the fore the commitments of gender equality and gender mainstreaming that translate into action throughout the world. Therefore, thrust was given to women’s empowerment in SDGs for which all nations are signatories presumably working towards achieving the same.
    Aims and Scope:
    1. Role of women in agriculture
    2. Gender inequality
    3. Women’s rights
    4. Gender mainstreaming
    5. Land rights of women
    6. Livelihood opportunities

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.agrecon.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepg.net/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.