Gender roles in agricultural practices influence access to land and agricultural resources as well as responsibility for growing different crops (Spring, 2000). Women in developing countries typically have limited access to land particularly those that live in patrilineal societies (Hovorka, de Zuuew & Njenga, 2009).
The Ecozoic transition, a term coined by Thomas Berry and Brian Swimme, is defined as a transition from “an anthropocentric to a biocentric norm of progress. If there is to be any true progress, then the entire life community must progress. Any progress of the human at the expense of the larger life community must ultimately lead to a diminishment of the human life itself” (Berry, 1988).