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The Role of Rural Women in Agriculture

The Role of Rural Women in Agriculture | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it

"Women are the backbone of the development of rural and national economies. They comprise 43% of the world’s agricultural labor force, which rises to 70% in some countries. In Africa, 80% of the agricultural production comes from small farmers, who are mostly rural women. Women comprise the largest percentage of the workforce in the agricultural sector, but do not have access and control over all land and productive resources. Realizing the importance of rural women in agriculture is an important aspect of gender relations. In many countries, the role of women in agriculture is considered just to be a 'help' and not an important economic contribution to agricultural production. Giving support to rural women is a way of breaking the vicious cycle that leads to rural poverty and to the expansion of slums in the cities, where the poor get poorer. Development strategies should consider rural women as the epicenter, paying special attention to their social skills both within and without agriculture sector."


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While rural women play a substantial role in agriculture around the world, it is often not in positions of ownership, regional influence, and agency.  This is an article discussing how empowering rural women in the agricultural sector by changed the cultural and economic institutions that shape their work can truly change the world we live in.  

 

Tags: gender in agriculture, development, gender, agriculture, labor. 

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Mrs. B's curator insight, March 23, 6:02 AM

While rural women play a substantial role in agriculture around the world, it is often not in positions of ownership, regional influence, and agency.  This is an article discussing how empowering rural women in the agricultural sector by changed the cultural and economic institutions that shape their work can truly change the world we live in.  

 

Tags: gender in agriculture, development, gender, agriculture, labor. 

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, April 1, 7:34 AM

While rural women play a substantial role in agriculture around the world, it is often not in positions of ownership, regional influence, and agency.  This is an article discussing how empowering rural women in the agricultural sector by changed the cultural and economic institutions that shape their work can truly change the world we live in.  

 

Tags: gender in agriculture, development, gender, agriculture, labor. 

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, April 1, 7:34 AM

While rural women play a substantial role in agriculture around the world, it is often not in positions of ownership, regional influence, and agency.  This is an article discussing how empowering rural women in the agricultural sector by changed the cultural and economic institutions that shape their work can truly change the world we live in.  

 

Tags: gender in agriculture, development, gender, agriculture, labor. 

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Central Place Theory

Central Places:Theory and Applications Keller kellek@danbury.k12.ct.us

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Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, April 10, 2014 3:14 PM

unit 7

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This powerpoint explains very well how central place theory works and a little about what it is. It really depend my understanding.

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SimCity vs. The Suburban Sprawl

SimCity vs. The Suburban Sprawl | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Let's apply real-world city planning ideas to the new city simulator.

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Is Suburban Sprawl on Its Way Back?

Is Suburban Sprawl on Its Way Back? | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it

“ Does the return of the housing market mean the return of suburban sprawl?”


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Watch NYC Gentrify Right Before Your Eyes

Watch NYC Gentrify Right Before Your Eyes | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
New York City has always been changing. But recently, the city has seen a wave of luxury condos and artisanal cupcake boutiques uproot local delis and dive bars.

To make sure we don't forget the city's past, two New York-based photographers, James...

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Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, April 28, 2014 10:45 AM

unit 7

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APHG-U7

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New York is such a diverse city that it changes constantly, but in this moment it is now becoming a hub for condos and botiques. Two photographers have set out to take several pictures throughout the city to help preserve some of its classical elements. 

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Video: The Deadly Cost of Fashion

A photojournalist who covered last year’s deadly collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh draws connections to New York from clothing labels he found in the rubble.

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Nancy Watson's curator insight, April 15, 2014 6:54 AM

What do we know about where and how our clothes and other goods are produced?

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AP Human Geography Models and Theories

In depth Prezi covering all AP Human Geography Models and Theories by Liam Page.....Simple Version- http://tinyurl.com/q637dl8

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Nancy Watson's curator insight, April 21, 2014 9:42 PM

Great for reviewing the Models before the exam

 

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"Great for reviewing models before the exam" 

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Rumor: Apple television with 'iRing' motion controller to launch this year

Rumor: Apple television with 'iRing' motion controller to launch this year | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it

After meeting with Apple suppliers in a tour of China and Taiwan, one analyst now believes Apple will launch a television set this year with a new ring-shaped accessory that will allow a user to control the TV set by pointing their finger.


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nice..
Jason Cutler's comment, June 14, 2013 2:37 AM
I dont think so.
REMI BLUM-JONQUIERES's curator insight, June 23, 2013 9:05 AM

... and even smaller and personal!

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United Nations @ Pinfographics

United Nations @ Pinfographics | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it

United Nations Infographic is one of the best Infographics created in the Politics category. Check out United Nations now!


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Sir Archibald Mapsalot III

Sir Archibald Mapsalot III solves regional tensions in the Middle East.

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NYTimes: In Praise of Borders

NYTimes: In Praise of Borders | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
A new series explores the mysteries that maps and borders can hide - and reveal.

 

This is brimming with potential for a unit on political geography and a discussion of borders.  The Google Earth embedded link to the Belgian/Dutch town of Baarle is especially useful. 


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Miles Gibson's curator insight, February 14, 2015 9:45 AM

Unit 4 political geography 

This picture explains how political boundaries can interfere and neglect cultural and linguistic boundaries. This shows the political and cultural boundaries of the Belgian and Dutch limberg where there is much dispute of cultural hearths and other entities of culture.

This article relates to unit 4 because it shows how borders dawn by states do not always coincide with the nation's  intentions and therefore lack the respect of many nations and doubt their own enhancement as an ethnic nation. This overall relates to unit 4.

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The New World

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An interactive series of maps show possible new additions to the world’s list of independent nations.

 

This is great way to show examples of devolution and political instability.  Included are 11 potential scenarios where further fragmentation/disintegration might occur or even greater regional integration that would redraw the map.  These case studies include: Somalia, Korea, Azerbaijan, Belgium and the Arabian Gulf Union.

 

Tags: political, devolution, supranationalism, war, autonomy, unit 4 political.


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Benjamin DeRita's comment, September 23, 2012 9:36 PM
Very interesting and informative piece, I found slide (10) especially intriguing with its discussion on the possibility of China claiming parts of Siberia.
Anna Sasaki's curator insight, March 24, 2015 8:53 AM

This article is probably one of my favorites I have read so far. It describes perfectly the political instability still present in the world, and that the globe and its boundaries are constantly changing, never staying put for too long. It surprised me at the new borders which most likely are going to happen, such as the unification of parts of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Also, the fact that South Korea is subtly getting ready for the reunification of North and South Korea. Also, there may be devolution in Mali and splintering devolution in the Congo's.

This shows devolution as the power in these nations in which are breaking up, such as Belgium and the Flemish peoples. It shows the centrifugal forces behind the breakup of nations, such as ethnicities which vary, or the centripetal forces which bring nations together such as the combination of South and North Korea. 

Caroline Ivy's curator insight, May 21, 2015 11:12 AM

Devolution/Fragmentation

 

This article is about nations that could become potentially independent in the near Future, whether due to chronic ethnic incoherence, redrawn governemnt policies, or a growing stateless nation group. Some examples given are an independent Khurdistan, a larger Azerbaijan, and the split of Belgium. 

 

Centrifugal forces are the root of conflict in many countries. These forces include ethnic variety, lack of common language, political instability. These are what may be causing a split in both Belgium (developed country) and Somalia (developing country). There may also be a unification of countries—the map gives an example of the Saudia Arabia, Oman, Yemen, Bahrain, and other melding into one Arabian Gulf Union, of China absorbing Siberia. This does not necessarily herald the presence of centripetal forces, as these countries may be the result of military conquest. 

 

 

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Learn About New Urbanism

Learn About New Urbanism | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it

New Urbanism recognizes walkable neighborhoods as the building blocks of sustainable communities and regions.

 

The Texas coast has several new urbanism communities being developed like Cinnamon Shore on Port Aransas.

 

New Urbanism makes shared space the organizing element of a community. Through sidewalks and compact blocks, New Urbanism brings destinations within reach and allows for frequent encounters between citizens...


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Today's corporations want city connections and amenities, not suburban sprawl | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

Today's corporations want city connections and amenities, not suburban sprawl | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
  What a difference 15 years makes.  In 1998, when I was researching suburban sprawl around Chicago for a book, I lamented the loss of corporate jobs from the city to its far northwestern suburbs in Lake and McHenry Counties. ...

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Corporations leaving the suburbs for the city because young talent does not want to be car dependent.

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Suburban Sprawl

This is suburban sprawl in California. It is not just a Californian phenomenon. Wherever there are beautiful vistas or important urban centers, waves of homes, malls, and office parks spread outward following the undulations of the surrounding available countryside.


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America's Biggest Metros Are Growing Much Faster Than Other Cities

America's Biggest Metros Are Growing Much Faster Than Other Cities | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
The population of cities with more than a million people jumped 3.2 percent, much better than the 2.4 percent for the U.S. overall.

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National Geographic Investigates the Future of Food

National Geographic Investigates the Future of Food | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
By 2050, Earth will likely be home to more than nine billion people. That's a lot of mouths to feed. In a special eight-month series, “The Future of Food,” National Geographic investigates how to meet our growing need for nourishment without harming the planet that sustains us. Join the discussion in National Geographic magazine and online at NatGeoFood.com.

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Nancy Watson's curator insight, April 17, 2014 7:28 PM

Disconnected from our food?

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▶ How Many Countries Are There? - YouTube

Discuss this video: http://www.reddit.com/r/CGPGrey/comments/1p2m6g/how_many_countries_are_there/ Help support videos like this: http://www.cgpgrey.com/subba...

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Nancy Watson's curator insight, February 8, 2014 5:38 PM

state or not a state? Good for the Political unint

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What constitutes a "state?"  Watch this video and make a determination.

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Country or not?? Interesting/confusing question! 

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Political Geography Now: Japan-China Dispute: The Eight Islands of the Senkaku/Diaoyu Group

Political Geography Now: Japan-China Dispute: The Eight Islands of the Senkaku/Diaoyu Group | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Profiles and aerial photos of each of the eight Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands, the disputed territory in the East China Sea controlled by Japan but claimed by China and Taiwan.

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Border Patrol Blasted At United Nations for Killing Mexicans

Border Patrol Blasted At United Nations for Killing Mexicans | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
The U.S. Border Patrol is facing criticism at the United Nations for killing Mexicans.

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Redistricting

How can cartography swing and election?  Simple.


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Miroslav Milosavljević's comment, July 27, 2013 5:56 PM
This great video example may serve students for a better understanding the term. Well done!
Dean Haakenson's curator insight, July 28, 2013 10:40 AM
Thanks Seth Dixon for Scooping this! And thanks Mr. Burton for rescooping. Great lesson for government and geography.
Donald Dane's comment, December 10, 2013 10:14 AM
this video shows the process from which political candidates win their respective elections. gerrymandering is an illegal use of power in the respect to redistricting and moving town lines in order to pump up voting power. this is an illegal action that happens countless times in elections and taper to higher powers. this gerrymandering idea takes the voter power to elect and puts it into the hands of the actual political personnel. by reshaping you can stack votes into one particular area this way you are guaranteed to win that district. this is where you see districts with these crazy shaped areas rather than nice square or other simple shapes.
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Bizarre Borders


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Kristin Mandsager San Bento's curator insight, January 29, 2015 6:31 PM

Craziest thing I've ever seen!  The poor kids on Robert's Island that has to cross through Canada to go to school.  I think it's crazy that the borders were defined when they didn't even have a complete map.  Taking a guess obviously didn't work out.  It seems very difficult to define a border.  

WILBERT DE JESUS's curator insight, February 12, 2015 6:39 PM

Sometimes borders between frendly neighbours like Canada and USA are less protected than borders between countries with conflicts.

Adam Deneault's curator insight, December 4, 2015 10:01 PM
before watching this video, to be very honest, I thought we really did have the longest straightest possible border between two countries. What really blows my mind is that there is literally a gap between the two countries signifying the border. Another one is the random tip of land that goes into Canada, but it is not really land, it is a lake. But by far, the most bizarre border to me is the Point Roberts in Alaska, where the high school students have to actually pass international borders just to go to school.
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South Sudan: The World’s Newest Country

South Sudan: The World’s Newest Country | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it

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Lauren Stahowiak's curator insight, March 17, 2014 5:08 PM

South Sudan recently gained its independence from Sudan. South Sudan is now home to 10-12 million people and is the 193rd member of the United Nations. However, just because South Sudan became independent from Sudan does not mean it does not no longer carry some of the remaining issues.

Nathan Chasse's curator insight, March 25, 2014 1:26 PM

This infographic gives an idea of why South Sudan seceded from the rest of the country. Decades of civil war preceded the secession, and it is clear the cultural differences between the two areas were a contributing factor. South Sudan is a part of the fertile Sahel, with the majority of its people Christian, while Sudan is mostly desert, with the majority of its people Muslims. South Sudan, as a new nation, faces a number of difficulties. Its new government needed to remain stable to focus on nation building, but war has broken out between the government and a rebel faction. South Sudan, should it become stable again, should work to improve the education of its people, as the infographic explains, since the vote to secede needed symbols rather than words due to only 15% of its people being literate.

Jess Deady's curator insight, May 4, 2014 4:05 PM

South Sudan has separated itself two years ago from the rest of Sudan. Its powers have become acknowledged by other countries and its messages to the outside world are ones of peace.