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dc.contributorJiggins, Janiceen_US
dc.contributorStruik, Paul C.en_US
dc.contributorGrando, Stefaniaen_US
dc.contributorCeccarelli, Salvatoreen_US
dc.creatorGaliè, Alessandraen_US
dc.identifier.citationAlessandra Galiè, Janice Jiggins, Paul C. Struik, Stefania Grando, Salvatore Ceccarelli. (30/6/2017). Women’s empowerment through seed improvement and seed governance Evidence from participatory barley breeding in pre-war Syria. NJAS - Wageningen Journal of Life Sciences, 81, pp. 1-8.en_US
dc.description.abstractApproaches to food security primarily focus on technological solutions, seeking to produce more food, preferably with fewer resources. It has been argued that access to food involves issues of resource distribution and social marginalization. Governance is seen as one of the keys to redressing the institutional inequity that affects resource distribution. Rural women’s empowerment is seen as a means to reduce social marginalization and to hasten progress towards hunger eradication and gender equitable institutions. Building on the empirical findings of a six-year study (2006–2011) undertaken in the context of a participatory barley breeding (PBB) programme in pre-war Syria, this paper establishes the links between women’s empowerment, seed improvement through PPB and seed governance vis-à-vis household food security. The study shows how the programme enhanced the empowerment of the respondent women and how gender-blind seed governance regimes at national and international levels restricted the empowerment of these women ultimately affecting the pillars of food security. We discuss some of the challenges encountered by the study in conceptualizing and operationalizing gender analysis to enhance women’s empowerment. The article further discusses the interplay of processes to both discipline gender norms and provides transformational opportunities towards gender equity created by public spaces such as the PBB programme. The article contributes to current discussions on the effective pathways to develop smallholder agriculture, enhance gender equity and enhance food security and rural livelihoods in the dry areas of the temperate world.en_US
dc.sourceNJAS - Wageningen Journal of Life Sciences;81,(2017) Pagination 1-8en_US
dc.subjectseed governanceen_US
dc.titleWomen’s empowerment through seed improvement and seed governance Evidence from participatory barley breeding in pre-war Syriaen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.creator.idGaliè, Alessandra: 0000-0001-9868-7733en_US
cg.subject.agrovocgender analysisen_US
cg.subject.agrovocparticipatory plant breedingen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics - ICRISATen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Livestock Research Institute - ILRIen_US
cg.contributor.centerWageningen University & Research Centre - WURen_US
cg.contributor.centerIndependent / Not associateden_US
cg.contributor.funderInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.projectCommunication and Documentation Information Services (CODIS)en_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.coverage.regionWestern Asiaen_US
cg.isijournalISI Journalen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US
cg.journalNJAS - Wageningen Journal of Life Sciencesen_US

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