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DOI: 10.1007/s10460-018-09907-w
WOS ID: WOS:000475904300006
Title:
Gendered agrobiodiversity management and adaptation to climate change: differentiated strategies in two marginal rural areas of India
Author: Ravera, Federica1,2,3; Reyes-Garcia, Victoria4,5; Pascual, Unai6,7,8; Drucker, Adam G.9; Tarrason, David3; Bellon, Mauricio R.9
Corresponding Author: Ravera, Federica
Source Publication: AGRICULTURE AND HUMAN VALUES
ISSN: 0889-048X
EISSN: 1572-8366
Publishing Year: 2019
Volume: 36, Issue:3, Pages:455-474
Language: 英语
Keyword: Adaptation ; Climate change ; Feminist political ecology ; Gender ; India ; On-farm agrobiodiversity
WOS Keyword: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ; WOMEN ; RICE ; CONSERVATION ; MEN ; INEQUALITIES ; UTTARAKHAND ; PERCEPTIONS ; KNOWLEDGE ; CONFLICT
WOS Category: Agriculture, Multidisciplinary ; History & Philosophy Of Science ; Sociology
WOS Research Area: Agriculture ; History & Philosophy of Science ; Sociology
English Abstract:

Social and cultural contexts influence power dynamics and shape gender perceptions, roles, and decisions regarding the management of agrobiodiversity for dealing with and adapting to climate change. Based on a feminist political ecology framework and a mixed method approach, this research performs an empirical analysis of two case studies in the northern of India, one in the Himalayan Mountains and another in the Indian-Gangetic plains. It explores context-specific (i) influence of gender roles and responsibilities on on-farm agrobiodiversity management (ii) gendered expertise and knowledge related to agrobiodiversity and (iii) gendered preferences for practices and institutional arrangements for agrobiodiversity conservation linked to adaptation to climate change. In the Himalayan mountains women actively participate in crop and seed management decisions and tasks, and maintain informal institutions for seed and services exchanges in the case of crisis, which simultaneously favours high levels of agrobiodiversity and enhances women's social status. By contrast, in the Indio-Gangetic plains, where women from better-off households are socially secluded and women from poorer households work mainly as labourer to respond to high out-migration of men, they exercise less public control over agrobiodiversity, with their role being mainly invisible at the homestead and related to post-production tasks. We finally discuss as improved understanding of the links between gendered spaces, crops, tasks, social status, and agrobiodiversity management can facilitate the design of gender-sensitive policy interventions for conservation and adaptation to climate change.


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Document Type: 期刊论文
Identifier: http://119.78.100.158/handle/2HF3EXSE/146464
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Affiliation: 1.Univ Cent Catalunya UVic UCC, Univ Vic, Chair Agroecol & Food Syst, C Laura 13, Vic 08500, Spain
2.FRACTAL Collect, San Remigio 2, Madrid 28022, Spain
3.CREAF, Cerdanyola Del Valles 08193, Spain
4.ICREA, Barcelona, Spain
5.Univ Autonoma Barcelona, Inst Ciencia & Tecnol Ambientals, E-08193 Barcelona, Spain
6.Univ Basque Country, Basque Ctr Climate Change, Sede Bldg 1,1st Floor,Sci Campus, Leioa 48940, Spain
7.Basque Fdn Sci, Kerbasque, Maria Diaz de Haro 3,6th Floor, Bilbao 48013, Bizkaia, Spain
8.Univ Bern, Ctr Dev & Environm, Mittelstr 43, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland
9.Biovers Int, Via Tre Denari 472-A, I-00057 Rome, Italy

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Ravera, Federica,Reyes-Garcia, Victoria,Pascual, Unai,et al. Gendered agrobiodiversity management and adaptation to climate change: differentiated strategies in two marginal rural areas of India[J]. AGRICULTURE AND HUMAN VALUES,2019-01-01,36(3):455-474
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