Jiggins, J.

Gender-related Impacts and the Work if the International Agricultural Research Centers

This paper follows from the recognition that meeting food needs requires that women's roles in production and food systems are taken into account. International agricultural research centres have paid little attention to the demands of domestic post-harvest technologies, being given a low priority in the determination of research agenda. Gender-specific varietal preferences for seed or stock selection have also been ignored.

PRA training in universities: some thoughts prompted by a recent workshop

A PRA workshop held in a Canadian university led to reflections on holding PRA training in an academic institution. Points included: underlying tensions between participants who are part of the academic hierarchy, different mix of "starting orientations and personal goals", difficulty of setting up field work. The issues all relate to establishing who the training participants are and the implicit assumptions around the training venue.