Cookies on oxfam

We use cookies to ensure that you have the best experience on our website. If you continue browsing, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all our cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Find out more Accept

Challenging gender inequality in farmers' organisations in Nicaragua

Challenging gender inequality in farmers' organisations in Nicaragua
13 pages

Authors
Gonzalez Manchón, Beatriz
Macleod, Morna

Editors
Sweetman, Caroline
Smyth, Ines
Journal
Gender & Development Volume 18 Issue 3 Food

Publication date
01 Nov 2010

DOI
10.1080/13552074.2010.521984

Publisher
Oxfam GB
Routledge

Type
Journal article

Research into rural livelihoods shows that food security will not be achieved unless women farmers are treated as economic agents in their own right. While farmers often seek to increase their influence through collective action, this avenue is only of limited use to women, since most rural organisations are male-dominated and marginalise women's voices. This article looks at the National Federation of Cooperatives (FENACOOP), a mixed-sex rural organisation in Nicaragua, and its efforts to engage women farmers in meaningful participation. The experience shows that there are no simple recipes for successful gender mainstreaming, and captures good practices to illustrate how farmers' organisations can respond more effectively to women's specific interests and priorities. This article is hosted by our co-publisher Taylor & Francis. For the full table of contents for this and previous issues of this journal, please visit the Gender and Development website.

Download

Oxfam Policy & Practice provides free access Gender & Development and Development in Practice journal articles.

Download this article from the publisher

Comments