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Farmer Collectives and Shifting Gender Relations in the Eastern Gangetic Plains

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dc.contributor.author Leder, Stephanie
dc.contributor.author Raut, Manita
dc.contributor.author Saikia, Panchali
dc.contributor.author Sugden, Fraser
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-28T21:19:09Z
dc.date.available 2018-02-28T21:19:09Z
dc.date.issued 2017 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/10353
dc.description.abstract "This paper examines to which extent a collective farming approach can address gender inequality in water management and the rigid land tenure structures in the Eastern Gangetic Plains. We investigate how intra-household power relationships, gendered norms and intersectionalities shape rules and practices of 16 farmer collectives, and reciprocally, how farmer collectives shape shifting social relations in regard to access to and control over land and water resources as well as agricultural inputs. Our results in Saptari/ Eastern Terai in Nepal, Madhubani/Bihar, and Cooch Behar/West Bengal in India demonstrate that a collective farming approach can strengthen marginalized interests and voices through collective action at the grassroots level. We observe how marginalized groups can enhance their participation and control over agricultural production, while at the same time, the promotion of improved and just water and land resource access is highly politicized amongst project stakeholders, landlords as well diverse marginal and tenant farmers." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.title Farmer Collectives and Shifting Gender Relations in the Eastern Gangetic Plains en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.subject.sector Agriculture en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Practicing the Commons: Self-Governance, Cooperation and Institutional Change en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates 10-14 July en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Utrecht, the Netherlands en_US

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