Investigating the gendered outcomes of rice policy and climate adaptation in Central Vietnam

Jennifer Bond, Le Thi Hoa Sen

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Within Central Vietnam, agrarian change is influenced by human and ecological factors. Drawing on interviews with key informants in Quang Binh province, we revisit a case of lowland rice farmer practice change for flood adaptation. Previously we used a gender frame to view the practice change and adaptation, finding that the adapted ratoon rice system provided income and social benefits
through decreased labour requirements and time savings, predominantly for women. These decreased labour requirements also allowed for many households to make use of male migration for off-farm income. We combine this previous study with new insights and a feminist political ecology lens, to highlight the nuances of these benefits for women, where positive wellbeing from the time
saved is not universal. We find that the adapted system has differing influences on intra-household relationships, depending on the alternative income-generating and social opportunities available to the women.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 04 Jul 2018
EventAsian Studies Association of Australia Conference 2018 - University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Duration: 03 Jul 201805 Jul 2018


ConferenceAsian Studies Association of Australia Conference 2018
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