Call for papers on gender and policies, institutions and markets


Jemimah Njuki and Cheryl Doss

The Journal of Gender, Agriculture and Food Security invites submissions for a special issue on Policies, Institutions, and Markets.  Papers should focus on the broad issues of how gender interacts with policies, institutions and/or markets in the areas of agriculture and food security. We will consider papers that are theoretical or conceptual, but are particularly interested in empirical papers using qualitative or quantitative data.

Extended abstracts are due by April 4, 2015. 1-2 page abstracts should include information on a statement of the problem, the research question, the methodology, the data used, and preliminary findings. 

In addition, those submitting abstracts are invited to participate in a write-shop to obtain feedback on the paper and strengthen it. Each participant will have the opportunity to present their paper and receive suggestions. It is expected that this feedback will be much more in-depth and constructive than that usually received at academic conferences. The write-shop will be held on July 14 in Berlin. It is scheduled to precede the annual meetings of the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE). Participants in the write-shop are encouraged to attend the IAFFE meetings and present their paper in that forum as well.   (The deadline to submit a paper for the IAFFE meetings is also April 4.)

Limited funding is available to support the additional costs of attending the write-shop (two nights of hotel and modest per diem).

Please submit your abstract by April 4, 2015 to Please indicate whether you are 1) submitting an abstract for consideration for the special issue, 2) applying to come to the write-shop and 3) applying for funding to attend the write shop.

Abstracts will be reviewed and decisions made by May 4, 2015. Selected participants are expected to send full draft papers by July 1, 2015.

Fo more information, visit the AgriGender journal website


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