Search Resources (English): Agriculture

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Health care restructuring, agricultural reform, and rural women's experiences of paid and unpaid work

Reports on a research project that studied women's accounts of their lives after restructuring in the health care and agricultural sectors.

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Published: 2005
Reflections of rural Alberta women: work, health and restructuring

Discusses how rural women's work environments are being effected by change and restructuring. Demonstrates how their quality of life may be at risk due to reduced resources, increased expectations, etc. Also discusses regionalization of health care and its effects on health care services in rural communities.  (For more information, please visit Dr. Skillen's website at:

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Published: 2001
Proceedings of 1st SAARC people's forum: security of movement, security of livelihood: combating trafficking of women and childr
Presents the proceedings from the first SAARC (South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation) Peoples Forum which was held in Columbo, Sri Lanka during 25-26 July, 1998. The theme of the conference was Combatting Trafficking of Women and Children and Ensuring Food Security. The focus was on the Convention to Combat Trafficking in Women and Children and, more broadly, on ensuring security of movement and security of livelihood in South Asia. Issues of food security are also presented as it as seen as connected to trafficking. It also includes presentation summaries and organizational activities.
Published: 2000
An anthology on women, health and environment
Examines environmental factors affecting women's health. Details how women, health and environment are linked concepts. Covers such topics as water quality, nutrition and agriculture, housing and shelter, and more. (See Details)
Published: 1994
Genetic engineering in agriculture and health: feminist dilemmas and/or opportunities
Examines agricultural biotechnology and identifies the way that the current prevalence of genetic engineering crops and foods has been hidden from Canadians. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Farm women and Canadian agricultural policy
Documents critical issues that rural women and girls believe need to be fully integrated into Canadian agricultural policy. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Hidden actors, muted voices: the employment of rural women in Saskatchewan forestry and agrifood industries
Documents the nature and limited extent of the employment experiences of rural women in the forestry and agri-food industries. (See Details)
Published: 2006
An exploration of health-related impacts of the erosion of agriculturally focused support programs for farm women in Saskatchewan

Federal and provincial farm women's support has been eroding in recent years. Until this research, there had been no systematic examination of this support and its erosion. In this Participatory Action Research (PAR), initiated by the Saskatchewan Women's Agricultural Network (SWAN), the researchers explored five major components related to the erosion of farm women's support programs in Saskatchewan:

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