Gender and Employment in High Value Agriculture Industries (Agriculture and Rural Development Working Paper 7)

Dolan, Catherine and Sorby, Kristina (2003) Gender and Employment in High Value Agriculture Industries (Agriculture and Rural Development Working Paper 7). The World Bank.

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Abstract

For many developing countries, declining revenues from traditional commodities and the opportunities of a globalized market have led to the adoption of high-value agricultural exports to diversify production and achieve national growth and development. Over the last decade, these exports have generated significant amounts of foreign exchange, contributed to upgrade agricultural production skills, and created substantial opportunities for waged employment and self-employment. In many countries diversification into high-value agricultural exports has become a key means of linking the world's rural poor to global product markets. Women in particular have been able to profit from these new labor market opportunities both as smallholders and as wage employees. The growth in women's participation in these industries raises important questions for international financial institutions such as the World Bank.

Item Type: Other Working Paper
Keywords: Gender; Rural Infrastructure; Women; agricultural productivity; Rural Development
Subject(s): Retail
Centre: Oxford Institute of Retail Management
Faculty of Marketing
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2012 15:23
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2015 14:07
URI: http://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk/id/eprint/2793

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