The agrarian question dealing with peasants’reproduction inadverse global conditions is a topic of deep debate closely linkedto farm viability. Approaches that define viability in monetaryterms cannot explain peasants’way of farming. Holisticapproaches can better analyse this question but existingframeworks leave aside aspects of reproduction. Here, we revisesustainable livelihoods and resilience frameworks through afeminist lens and propose livelihoods reproduction to addresssome blind spots. We do so through a literature review and acase study of olive oil farms in Spain. Our analysis highlights theimportance of household labour distribution for farm viability.
Contributions of a feminist perspective to the analysis of farm viability: the livelihoods reproduction framework
Judit Manuel, Marta G. Rivera, Feliu López-i-Gelats
Journal of Peasant Studies