Women’s Wisdom: Documenting Women’s Knowledge in Ecological Agriculture in Pakistan

Among the negative impacts of “Industrial” or “modern” agriculture heralded by the Green Revolution is the systematic erosion of community practices and traditional knowledge that are based on principles of working with nature, nurturing biodiversity and maintaining an ecological balance. For women farmers, this also means losing their right to save seeds, and their rights to health, livelihoods and agrobiodiversity. But despite this onslaught, Rural women in Pakistan still offer a huge treasure of local and traditional knowledge that is still intact and is still being practiced. This book is a documentation of the knowledge, roles, skills and community practices of rural women in the different villages of Punjab, Pakistan. Women in these communities share their wisdom as food growers, care givers and healers. It also includes the different traditional home remedies practiced in the areas of health, livestock keeping, and crop farming.


Title: Women’s Wisdom: Documenting Women’s Knowledge in Ecological Agriculture in Pakistan
Authors: Nasira Habib (Khoj Foundation)
Tags: commercial seeds
Green Revolution
genetically engineered seeds
Date: 31-Dec-2011
Publisher: Pesticide Action Network Asia Pacific
URI: http://library.ipamglobal.org/jspui/handle/ipamlibrary/460
Weblink: http://www.panap.net/sites/default/files/womens-wisdom-pakistan.pdf
Category Type: Books
Appears in Sub-Collections:Women in Agriculture

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