The World Bank's Gender in Agriculture Sourcebook argues that agriculture is central to the livelihoods of the rural poor, and that women play an integral role in agricultural development. HIV and AIDS, migration, and globalization and liberalization have all affected women, according to the World Bank. The World Bank argues that acknowledging gender issues in agriculture is critical, because ignoring gender inequalities results in projects that might negatively affect women. The Sourcebook attempts to help researchers and practitioners address gender inequalities. It offers guidelines, principles, descriptions, and illustrations of various approaches. The Sourcebook focuses on defining issues for gender in agriculture, including assets, markets, risk and vulnerability, and knowledge and information. Associated with the sourcebook are links to the e-learning modules, which are also helpful as a basic introduction to gender issues in agriculture.
Gender in Agriculture Sourcebook.
World Bank, Food and Agriculture Organization, and International Fund for Agricultural Development. 2009. Gender in Agriculture Sourcebook. Washington, D.C.: World Bank.