Women Farmers in Developed Countries: A Literature Review
Washburn University. School of Business
Kaw Valley Bank
Very little research into women farmers in developed countries has been produced by economists, but much of what has been studied by scholars in other disciplines has economic implications. This article reviews such research produced by scholars in any discipline to provide a summary of what we know about women farmers in developed countries, and to illustrate what economists still need to contribute. Such discoveries will be important not only for their insights into the agricultural industry in developed countries, but also because they will inform, and be informed by, research on women farmers in developing countries.