Agricultural Development and Gender Issues in Malawi

Agricultural Development and Gender Issues in Malawi

by Anita Spring
     
 

ISBN-10: 0819199583

ISBN-13: 9780819199584

Pub. Date: 08/15/1995

Publisher: University Press of America

Two main topics constitute this volume. The first concerns general issues and themes on women and development (WID). The second involves the results of the Women in Argricultural Development Project (WIADP), a project designed and directed by the author in the 1980s. The author examines the results of the project, which include data sets, specific research findings

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Two main topics constitute this volume. The first concerns general issues and themes on women and development (WID). The second involves the results of the Women in Argricultural Development Project (WIADP), a project designed and directed by the author in the 1980s. The author examines the results of the project, which include data sets, specific research findings, and policy changes in Malawi. The book deals with issues affecting both men and women farmers in the smallholder sector. It looks at activities that female and male government workers in the agricultural sector performed in order to raise general awareness of women's agricultural work and to provide agricultural services to smallholder farmers, particular women. This volume also touches on several of the author's experiences after WIADP, including serving as director for the Food and Agriculture Organization, (FAO)'s global program on women in agriculture; creating and supervising a training program on Gender Analysis; and supervising a portfolio of WID projects in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Near East.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819199584
Publisher:
University Press of America
Publication date:
08/15/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
338
Product dimensions:
5.62(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

List of Maps, Tables and Figures
Acronyms
Preface
1Introduction to the Issues: Women, Development and Agriculture1
Pt. IThe Project and Malawi's Agricultural Structure
2The Women in Agricultural Development Project33
3The Structure of Agriculture in Malawi53
Pt. IIGender-Disaggregated Statistics and Farming Systems Research
4Making the Invisible Woman Farmer Visible: Data-Disaggregation by Gender77
5Farming Practices and Indicators of Development: A Study in the Lilongwe Rural Development Project117
6Farming Systems Research and Extension and Women Farmers Case I: Maize Trials in the Phalombe Rural Development Project171
7Farming Systems Research and Extension and Women Farmers: Case II: Soybean Trials in the Lilongwe RDP201
Pt. IIIWomen and Extension Programs
8WIADP's Work with Women's Programs215
9The Extension Service: Creating Gender-Aware Policies and Procedures237
10The Stall-Feeder Livestock Program255
Pt. IVProjects for Women and Lessons Learned
11WIADP and a Decade of Work on Women in Agriculture: Lessons Learned269
Bibliography285
Index309

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