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Economics: Agricultural Labor: Central Arab States
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Agriculture is usually understood as the cultivation of plants, the raising of livestock and poultry, or small-scale aquaculture activities (namely the cultivation of fish and aquatic plants). Women's contribution to agriculture was largely unacknowledged until the 1980s, when the failure of gender-blind rural development projects highlighted its fundamental importance. Since then, a growing number of organizations, international institutions such as the United Nations (UN), and international tr…

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Galié, Alessandra, “Economics: Agricultural Labor: Central Arab States”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 23 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0226a>
First published online: 2009



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