Women in Agricultural Development program

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Women in Agricultural Development program program assistant job description
Series Title:
Women in Agricultural Development (WIAD) papers
Women and Agricultural Development Program
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida


Subjects / Keywords:
Spring, Anita ( lcsh )
Women's studies ( fast )
Women in Agricultural Development Project in Malawi ( fast )
Spatial Coverage:
North America -- United States -- Florida -- Gainesville


This 1-page document discusses the primary responsibility of the assistant to the WIAD program. The document provides the goals and research interests of the WIAD assistant.
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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Women in Agricultural Development Program

The primary responsibility of the assistant will be to provide support to WIAD program development efforts and q engthen the student's research interests. This assistant will work with faculty to facilitate WLAD program development and to strengthen the student's research interests. Te assistant will be a Master's Degree or PhD randidate in the xxcal or natural sciences with specific research or training interests in gender analysis in agriculture or natural resource manag emmt and environmental concrns. The selection of the assistant will be made by a smalrint divriplir-nry group composed of members of the WIAD interest group.

The goals of the a sisfntship are twofold as described below:

a) Provide support to WIAD program development.

The assistant will work under the direction of a designated faculty member to:

1) Coordinate the speaker series through correspondence and cornmilnication to
visiting lecturers, distribute speaker series announcements, and act as a guest
coordinator for visiting speakers.
2) Compile and publish the WLAD newsletter in a timely manner, including
gathering relevant materials on important upcoming events and job opportunities, soliciting brief articles or relevant book reviews from students and faculty, and
providing brief reports/descriptions of the most recent speaker presentations.
3) Assist in other WIAD efforts that develop throughout the year.

b) Strengthen student's research interests.

The assistant will work under the guidance of a WIAD supervisor, his or her supervisory committee and other interested faculty to:

1) Compile an annotated bibliography, a literature review, or a research paper
relevant to the proposed master's or dissertation research topic on gender issues in agriculture and natural resource- mnneg-ment during the term of the
tir nntqhip; and
2) Give a tlk sharing the results of the research paper or proposal.

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