Women Who Dig

Women Who Dig

Farming, Feminism and the Fight to Feed the World

by Trina Moyles

Photographer KJ Dakin

Published by: University of Regina Press

300 pages, 5.50 x 9.50 in

  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780889775275
  • Published: 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.