Special Issue Call for Papers

World Journal of Agricultural Research

Special Issue Call for Papers

Special Issue on Gender issues in agriculture and rural development: implication for sustainable development

Gender refers to the social roles of women and men. The gender issue in agriculture has gained growing attention among researchers, aid donors, and policymakers. Gender roles are of key importance because gender shapes the opportunities and constraints that women and men face in securing their livelihoods across all cultural, political, economic and environmental settings. Gender influences the roles and relationships of people throughout all their activities, including their labour and decision-making roles. It is also important to understand the position of both women and men vis-à-vis the institutions that determine access to productive resources such as land, and to the wider economy. This is the main reason why gender issues in agriculture is a major concerned to all stakeholders in agricultural development. The aims of choosing this topic at this particular time is to provide understanding to gender issues in agriculture especially in designing agriculture and rural development programmes and projects. It is going to cover almost all areas of agriculture from production to consumption, gender and environmental factors will also be considered. For the purpose of achieving the aims set for this special issue following objectives will be achieved; analyze gender access to productive resources such as land, labour, appropriate technologies, credit facilities, rural transport, information and communication technologies and market; examine gender roles in agriculture production such as crop production, forestry, livestock and fishery and aquaculture production; and catalogue gender mainstreaming in agricultural production, climate mitigation and adaption and water management. In conclusion, gender issues in agriculture need to be tackled because of its importance to agricultural development. Food sufficiency can only be guaranteed, if gender involvement in agriculture is maintained. Therefore, the need for an aggressive approach to ensure that gender participation in agriculture is at an increasing rate.

About the issue

The topics of this special issue include, but are not limited to:

  • Gender roles in crop production;
  • Gender roles in livestock production;
  • Gender roles in fisheries and aquaculture;
  • Gender roles in forestry;
  • Gender access to productive resources such as land labour, appropriate technology;
  • Gender access to Information and communication technology;
  • Gender Issues in agricultural sociology such as culture, social mobility and gendered pattern of human migration;
  • Gender roles in climate change;
  • Gender mainstreaming in water management;
  • Gender roles in marketing, distribution and consumption;
  • Gender roles in agricultural extension service delivery;
  • Gender and poverty;
  • Gender roles in sustainable livelihood coping strategies.

Important dates

Submission Deadline: September 30, 2013
Notification of Acceptance: October 31, 2013
Final Version Due: November 01, 2013
Special Issue Publishing Date: November 05, 2013

Chief Guest Editor

Dr. Ogunjimi S. I.
Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara State, Nigeria
Email: jimisunday@yahoo.co.uk; jimisunday@yahoo.com

Guest Editor

Dr Ajala A.O
Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara State, Nigeria

Dr Adesoji S.A
Obafemi Awolowo Univeristy, ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria

Submit your article now

If you would like to submit an article to this special issue, please send your submissions via email directly to our guest editor, Dr. Ogunjimi S. I. <jimisunday@yahoo.co.uk>; <jimisunday@yahoo.com>.