Date of Award

1-1-2010

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Josef Korbel School of International Studies

First Advisor

Sarah Hamilton

Keywords

Central America, Coffee, Development, Gender, Mexico

Abstract

Coffee is an important commodity for Central American countries. Like other agricultural production, coffee production in the region is undergoing a "feminization" in which women become the primary producers. However, female agricultural producers face constraints that their male counterparts do not. This study analyzes policies to determine if they promote or continue the inhibition of empowerment of female coffee producers. The results of the study indicate that policies relating to Central American coffee production are promoting women's empowerment, but implementation remains weak. Policy recommendations are included.

Provenance

Recieved from ProQuest

Rights holder

Lisa Marie Fry

File size

82 p.

File format

application/pdf

Language

en

Discipline

Latin American studies, Gender studies

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