Women in Agriculture: Resource Materials
Women's Wisdom: Documentation of Women's Knowledge in Ecological Agriculture (Case studies from Philippines, Pakistan and Thailand)
This documentation project consists of case studies from Philippines, Pakistan and Thailand that illustrates the roles, knowledge, skills and decision-making processes of women, as they face challenges in the socio-economic and political changes in Asian agriculture. The Philippine research focussed on the traditional agriculture, women's roles and indigenous knowledge on seed conservation of the B'laan tribe of Lumad Mindanao.
"Booklet 3: Strengthening the Women's Movement" is the third and last of our booklet series sharing the stories of 4 women's groups and movements in Sri Lanka, India and the Philippines. The ongoing struggles of the Tamil Nadu Women's Forum in India; the Women's Watch of the Human Development Organization and the National Fisheries Solidarity Movement of Sri Lanka; and GABRIELA in the Philippines provide insights on organising rural women and other sectors to raise awareness and mobilise them to oppose neo-liberal globalisation.
This book on Women’s Wisdom is the documentation of women’s knowledge, roles, skills and community practices in the villages of Thathi Bhanguaan, Babuwala and Kot Mughal in Punjab, Pakistan. Women in these communities share their wisdom as food growers for the family, and as care givers and healers. The different traditional home remedies as practiced in the areas of health, livestock keeping and crop farming are also included in this book.
This module on Women's Knowledge in Agriculture serves as guide in documenting women's indigenous and traditional knowledge, roles and practices in crop production, post-harvest processing and livestock keeping. It seeks to give recognition to women farmers, as key food producers, who have made tremendous contribution in ensuring food security for the community, protecting the traditional knowledge and sustaining our biodiversity.
This booklet is an attempt to provide an overview of the concentration of corporate control on food and agriculture and its impact on women. It highlights the existing patriarchal sexual division of labour in traditional production systems, and its succession within the corporate agriculture.
Booklet 2 documents the struggles and resistance of peasants, fisherfolk, indigenous women and Dalits in asserting their control over land and other resources. The caselets convey the stories of women's organisations against land use conversions, mining companies, destruction of aquatic resources, and other similar struggles.
Agriculture is becoming gfeminisedh as men move to more lucrative jobs and leave the sector as well as more women shift to work in the production of export oriented crops and activities. The push for agricultural production focused on export crops has been facilitated by the growing expansion of agribusiness and their pursuit for profits. And the agrochemical transnational corporations (TNCs) have benefitted through monopoly control of agricultural inputs (from seeds to pesticides).
Booklet 1 compiles the experiences of women agricultural workers and their struggle for higher wages, combating health and occupational hazards (particularly the use of pesticides), the right to form associations, combating child labour, and the struggle against agrochemical and oil palm plantations, among others.
The Conference Proceedings covers stories and testimonies of the struggles and resilience of rural women and their collective responses and strategies against corporate globalisation, fundamentalism and militarisation. It reflects the diverse experiences of rural women in Asian communities, how they developed stronger womenfs perspectives and alternatives; and strengthened solidarity of Asian rural women.
PAN AP and its partners aimed to shed light on the developments and impacts of the floriculture industry in Asia. The research studies, conducted in Bangladesh, China and the Philippines, draws detailed pictures of the situation of flower production in these countries. The reports highlight and address the needs of flower growers, particularly on the health of women and children, and on the role of women in ensuring food security of the family and communities.