Women Who Dig
Farming, Feminism, and the Fight to Feed the World
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.
"Moyles's vibrant travel writing. ..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
"This is an important and inspiring book. " Alberta Views
“The strength of Women Who Dig comes from the passionate and moving personal stories shared by the women Moyles meets around the world. ” - Winnipeg Free Press
“An engaging testament to women’s substantial contributions to agriculture — and an important record of the challenges they continue to face. " Amber Fletcher, associate professor of sociology and co-author of Women in Agriculture Worldwide