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WOMEN WHO DIG

FARMING, FEMINISM, AND THE FIGHT TO FEED THE WORLD

By Trina Moyles / Photographs by KJ Dakin

University of Regina Press - March 2018

Weaving together the narratives of female farmers from across three continents, Women Who Dig offers a critical look at how women are responding to and, increasingly, rising up against, the injustices of the global food system.

Beautifully written with spectacular photos, it examines gender roles, access to land, domestic violence, maternal health, political and economic marginalization, and a rapidly changing climate. It also shows the power of collective action.

With women from Guatemala, Nicaragua, the United States, Canada, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, India, and Cuba included, it explores the ways women are responding to, as both individuals and in groups, the barriers they face in providing the world a healthy diet.

PRAISE FOR WOMEN WHO DIG

"A haunting, powerful and important journey, one that crosses the borders of class, race and nation, and one that belongs in the canon of food studies. I’ll be thinking about the testimonies in this book for a very long time to come." 
̶  Raj Patel, author of Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System

"Every page of this book glows with Moyles's affection for the women she travels the world to meet...an elegantly written tribute to those who coax food from the soil."
̶  Marcello di Cintio, author of Walls: Travels Along the Barricades, and Pay No Heed to the Rockets

"Rigorous and insightful...An invaluable contribution to the conversation we all should be having about sustainable farming." 
̶  Jennifer Cockrall-King, author of Food and the City: Urban Agriculture and the New Food Revolution

"Moyles reveals the determination, imagination, and resilience of women from around the world who are engaged in persistent struggles to produce food. Their stories tell a lot about social and environmental justice, hope, community, and what really matters."
̶  Annette Desmarais, Canada Research Chair in Human Rights, Social Justice, and Food Sovereignty

"Moyles’s vibrant travel writing—her arrival in India on the eve of the Diwali festival is a highlight—and K. J. Dakin’s color photographs bring these disparate locations to life and ensure that these women farmers’ work will be invisible no longer: “They will feed the world. They will remake history.”"
̶  Foreword Reviews

 

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