Gender and local soil knowledge: Linking farmers' perceptions with soil fertility in two villages in the Philippines

@inproceedings{Christie2016GenderAL,
  title={Gender and local soil knowledge: Linking farmers' perceptions with soil fertility in two villages in the Philippines},
  author={Mar{\'i}a Elisa Christie and Mary Harman Parks and Michael J. Mulvaney},
  year={2016}
}
Scientists often turn to farmers to understand soil management. This process reveals differences and overlaps between local and scientific soil knowledge but rarely considers women and gender issues. This paper examines men's and women's local knowledge of soils in upland, smallholder farms in two villages in Mindanao, the Philippines, using focus group discussions, semi-structured household interviews, field visits, GIS and soil testing. Farmers' field areas were calculated and delineated… CONTINUE READING
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