"Women in Agriculture" Bibliography AvailableBy
Brian Norris, 301-504-6778, firstname.lastname@example.org
August 14, 1998
Women's roles in world agriculture and rural life and their contributions
worldwide are the subject of a new bibliography recently published by the
Alternative Farming Systems Information Center (AFSIC) of the
National Agricultural Library.
"Women in Agriculture and Rural Life: An International Bibliography"
(Special Reference Brief 98-02) was compiled by Anne Effland of USDA's
Economic Research Service and AFSIC's
Mary Gold. Works cited are from AGRICOLA, NAL's bibliographic database, and
include nearly 1,500 articles, books, videotapes, reports and other materials
published from January 1979 to March 1998.
AFSIC produced the bibliography to coincide with the Second International
Conference on Women in Agriculture, held in Washington, D.C., June 28-July 2,
The publication reflects the heightened awareness of women's contributions
to the global challenges of food production, farm structure and rural
Copies of the bibliography are available, while supplies last, by contacting
Alternative Farming Systems
Information Center, National Agricultural Library, ARS, 10301 Baltimore
Ave., Beltsville, MD, 20705-2315. The center's telephone number is (301)
504-5724, and its electronic mail address is
The publication also can be found through NAL's homepage on the World Wide
Web at http://www.nal.usda.gov/afsic/wia/women.htm.
The National Agricultural Library is the largest agricultural library in the
world, with more than 3.3 million items in its collection. It is part of the
Agricultural Research Service, chief
research agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Contact: Brian Norris, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville,
Md., telephone (301) 504-6778, email@example.com