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Food Production; Can it be Used as a Tool in Empowerment of Rural Women? A Case Study from Turkey


  • Funda GENCLER

    () (Celal Bayar University, School of Applied Sciences, Turkey)

  • M. Metin ARTUKOGLU

    () (Ege University, Faculty of Agriculture, Turkey)


This study contains the basics on certain problems that food producing-as an earning activity that is used empowerment of women- face in rural areas and some advice on how those difficulties could be overcome. The results of “Winpeace” project are evaluated from the point of view of women empowerment and food production. After the project, women faced several problems. Those problems are negotiated by the help of the strength and weaknesses in the presence head of the cooperative. The discussion results are highly appreciable to evolve effective thoughts about reinforcing the rural women.

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  • Funda GENCLER & M. Metin ARTUKOGLU, 2010. "Food Production; Can it be Used as a Tool in Empowerment of Rural Women? A Case Study from Turkey," Economics and Applied Informatics, "Dunarea de Jos" University of Galati, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, issue 1, pages 5-12.
  • Handle: RePEc:ddj:fseeai:y:2010:i:1:p:5-12

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    food production in rural areas; women; empowerment;

    JEL classification:

    • I3 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty
    • J00 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General - - - General
    • O22 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - Project Analysis
    • Q00 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General - - - General
    • A2 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics


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