Memorandum from Linda LaForest to WIAD members

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Memorandum from Linda LaForest to WIAD members minutes of November 1 meeting
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Women in Agricultural Development (WIAD) papers
Women and Agricultural Development Program
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida
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Spring, Anita ( lcsh )
Women's studies ( fast )
Women in Agricultural Development Project in Malawi ( fast )
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North America -- United States -- Florida -- Gainesville


This 1-page document is to the WIAD members from Linda LaForest, titled the Minutes of November 1 meeting. The document describes the meeting, opening and closing statements.
Dr. Anita Spring has devoted her life to research in topics such as international agricultural development; food security; entrepreneurship and African business; women/gender in international development; environment and resource management since the 1970s. She has conducted research and produced many publications at several prestigious universities including Cornell University, San Francisco State University, and recently the University of Florida. She is currently a professor emeritus in the Department of Anthropology, and director of the Sub-Saharan Africa Business Environment Report (SABER) Project at the University of Florida.

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November 5, 1991

To: WIAD Members
From: Linda LaForest, Graduate Assistant Re: Minutes of November 1 meeting

Before the meeting officially started, Anita Spring suggested that the business
meeting be moved to a time slot after the noon speaker, i.e. 1:00 or 1:30. This request will be discussed at the December meeting.

The meeting started with committee reports. There was no one present from
Research/Linkage to give a report. Lisette Walecka reported for the Training committee. The committee has been discussing various aspects of an on-campus
seminar, such as type of course, whether targeted at graduate students or faculty, etc. The final decision was to emphasize training skills in gender
analysis, offered for 2 hours every 2 weeks, with the first hour teaching gender analysis and the second hour teaching the training methodology employed the first hour. Spring suggested that the orientation of the course, whether toward faculty or graduate students, should affect whether the course is offered intensively, or over the whole semester and just a few hours each week. She also announced that she would be teaching a special topics seminar this spring on gender issues in development and perhaps this would be suitable as the graduate course.

Anne Moseley reported for the Speaker committee. The committee is currently
working on the schedule for next semester. Helen Saf a announced that Jacqueline Pintanguy will be coming to UF March 21-24 and that WIAD could co-sponsor her
visit along with Latin American Studies and Women's Studies. Also, Johnetta Cole will be the commencement speaker and will be co-hosted by Latin American Studies, Anthropology, Women's Studies, and the Association of Black Faculty and Staff.
WIAD could also possibly host a reception to afford WIAD members a chance to meet her. Moseley then brought up that a FRE student had a video on women in interisland trade and would try to schedule that into the speaker series. The
committee is also trying to arrange for some speakers from the World Bank.

There was no report from the Outreach committee. The graduate assistant reported on discussions with Helga Kraft on establishing a WIAD library within the Women's Studies offices, since WIAD has no permanent office space right now. LaForest also reported on WIAD's AWID status - WIAD will be in AWID's directory of WID organizations but has not paid the $100 institutional membership fee. WIAD is looking for a donation of the AWID directory from someone who will be attending the AWID meetings. WIAD does have a van for the conference on "Women and the
Environment" in Miami November 8-11. Seven graduate students will be attending. A job announcement for a gender analyst in Nicaragua was read, and WIAD's impending E-mail address was announced.

Under new business, Saf a discussed the women in international studies program
that is being developed. A meeting was held recently involving women from many different schools across campus. The idea of a campus-wide "Women's Research
Institute" was discussed. These plane will most likely be centralized under the direction of Uma Lele'Is of fice in International Studies. WIAD Is outreach ef forts appear to be coinciding with this group's efforts.

In closing, Deborah McGrath announced that Forestry has a seminar on agroforestry every other Thursday at 3:00, with the next one being held November 7. The seminar is held in the Forestry building, room 376.

Ximena Bunster, a Chilean anthropologist, will be giving a colloquium Thursday,
November 14, at noon in Grinter 376. She will speak on "Women's Role in the Chilean Transition to Democracy"

The next WIAD business meeting will be held Friday, December 6, at 11:00 in McCarty Hall, room 1151.

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