Reconsidering diversity in agriculture and food systems: An ecofeminist approach

Carolyn Sachs

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The concept of diversity is at the center of environmental and social movements. This paper discusses four aspects of diversity related to agriculture: biological, social, cultural, and product and suggests that viewing diversity solely as difference skirts the issues of redistribution of power and shifting social relations. Ecofeminist conceptions of diversity are discussed with a focus on seeds, forests, and sustainable agriculture. Women's activities at the grassroots level provides new insights and pathways to diversity that combine social, agricultural, and biological issues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4-10
Number of pages7
JournalAgriculture and Human Values
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1 1992

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agronomy and Crop Science


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