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Spring 2023


Feminist Commodity Chain analysis enables economists to situate women within the framework of the global commodity chains, and recognize their roles in creating values in various stages of the commodity chain. Unlike in the “realist” commodity chain, when feminist commodity chain concepts are applied to agriculture, there is emphasis on women as the agents in various nodes of agriculture commodity chain, from the beginning of farming, with sowing of seeds, to the end as consumers of agricultural products. This approach allows researchers to understand how gender ideologies shape the social and structural hierarchies within commodity chains, and account for how value is created in commodity chains through a social reproduction process of consumption of agrifood commodities by women.