Date of Award
Josef Korbel School of International Studies
Sarah Hamilton, Ph.D.
Central America, Coffee, Development, Gender, Mexico
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.
Fry, Lisa M., "Gender, Empowerment and Coffee in Mexico and Central America: A Policy Analysis" (2010). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 216.
Received from ProQuest
Lisa M. Fry
Latin American studies, Gender studies