Agriculture

Agriculture

An exploration of health-related impacts of the erosion of agriculturally focused support programs for farm women in Saskatchewan

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English
Owning Org: 
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
N. Gerrard
G. Russell
Publisher: 
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence

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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Executive Summary is available online. For full report contact SWAN.
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Saskatchewan Women's Agricultural Network (SWAN) Box 30 Simmie, SK S0C 0W0 Phone: (306) 297-6396

Hidden actors, muted voices: the employment of rural women in Saskatchewan forestry and agrifood industries

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Diane Martz
Maureen Reed
Ingrid Brueckner
Suzanne Mills
Publisher: 
Status of Women Canada
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Documents the nature and limited extent of the employment experiences of rural women in the forestry and agri-food industries.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0662434536
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Includes bibliographical references.

Farm women and Canadian agricultural policy

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Carla Roppel
Annette Aurélie Desmarais
Diane Martz
Publisher: 
Status of Women Canada
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Documents critical issues that rural women and girls believe need to be fully integrated into Canadian agricultural policy.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0662430093
WOMI.R67 2006
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Includes bibliographical references.

Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Research
Advocacy

Advocates food and agriculture policies and practices that enhance the health and welfare of people and animals, improve the working and living environment, enrich society and culture and promote equity.

Primary Telephone: 
020 7837 1228
Email Address: 
sustain@sustainweb.org
Fax Number: 
020 7837 1141
Street Address: 
94 White Lion St
City: 
London
Postal/ZIP Code: 
N1 9PF

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

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Women's Health Research Bulletins (CEWHRB)
National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
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Online
Paper
Author: 
D. Lynn Skillen
Barbara Heather
Jennifer Young
Publisher: 
Research Bulletin
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

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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ISSN 14963612

Genetic engineering in agriculture and health: feminist dilemmas and/or opportunities

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
Women's Health New Genetics (WHNG)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Elisabeth Abergel
Publisher: 
National Network on Environments and Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Examines agricultural biotechnology and identifies the way that the current prevalence of genetic engineering crops and foods has been hidden from Canadians.

ISBN/ISSN: 
NNEWH NRGT.G46 2000
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Chapter in "The Gender of Genetic Futures: The Canadian Biotechnology Strategy, Women and Health."

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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Governmental Body
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English
Français
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Information provision and referral
Research
Policy development

Provides information, research and technology, and policies and programs to achieve security of the food system, health of the environment and innovation for growth. // Dispense l'information, faire de la recherche, met au point la technologie, et offre les politiques et programmes qui assureront la sécurité du système alimentaire, la santé de l'environnement et des innovations propices à la croissance.

Primary Telephone: 
613-759-1000
Email Address: 
info@agr.gc.ca
TTY/TDD: 
613-759-7470
Fax Number: 
613-759-6726
Street Address: 
930 Carling Ave
City: 
Ottawa
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
K1A 0C5
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multiple languages found - // in abstract

An anthology on women, health and environment

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
J. Sims
Publisher: 
World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
1994
Publication Place: 
Geneva, Switzerland

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.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Proceedings of 1st SAARC people's forum: security of movement, security of livelihood: combating trafficking of women and childr

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English
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Paper
Author: 
SANFEC (South Asia Network on Food Ecology and Culture)
Resistance Network
Publisher: 
UBINIG
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Dhaka, Bangladesh

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.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 9848113053
SEXP.S43 2000

Reflections of rural Alberta women: work, health and restructuring

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English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Lynn Skillen
Barbara Heather
Jennifer Young
Publisher: 
National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Toronto, Ontario

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: www.nursing.ualberta.ca/skillen)

ISBN/ISSN: 
NNEWH HERF.S54 2001
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Includes bibliographical references.
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