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Title: WIAD newsletter. November 1994.
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Title: WIAD newsletter. November 1994.
Series Title: WIAD newsletter
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Language: English
Creator: Women in Agricultural Development
Publisher: University of Florida
Publication Date: November 1994
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Women In

Agricultural Development
University of Florida
P.O. Box 110260
Gainesville, Florida 32611
November 1994


WIAD has presented several talks this semester as
part of our continuing bi-weekly seminar series.
The fall 1994 series began with Dr. Della
McMillan's presentation on "Gender-Farming
Systems Research, New Lands Settlement in West
Africa" which was co-sponsored by Farming
Systems. In conjunction with the Rockefeller
Humanities Program at the Center for Latin
American Studies and the Center for Tropical
Agriculture, Maria de los Angeles Sabina Dfaz of
Puerto Rico gave a slide-presentation on "African
Influences in Cuban Medicinal and Religious
Plants". In October, Dr. Maria de los Angeles
Crummett spoke and showed slides on the
"Changing Class & Gender Roles After a Decade of
Austerity: Rural Households in Aguascalientes,
Mexico". And most recently, Dr. Funmi Soetan, a
visiting scholar with the Center for African Studies
presented a seminar on "Democratization and the
Empowerment of Nigerian Women: The Role of
Women's Associations". See the box for upcoming
seminars in November and December!

Although the seminar series for Fall 1994 schedule
is filled, we are interested in hearing ideas for the
Spring 1995 series. If you or someone you know is
interested in presenting a seminar in this informal
and stimulating environment please contact the
WIAD graduate assistant, Michael Kenney, at 392-


For those WIAD supporters who are wondering


Florence Tangka, Ph.D candidate in
Food and Resource Economics, will
present "Analysis of Male- and Female-
Headed Households' Agricultural
Productivity: The Case of Kenya."
The talk will be at 11:45 am on
Wednesday, November 9, in 1151

Sharon Deem, DVM, Ph.D at the
College of Veterinary Medicine, will
present "A Study of Veterinary
Services and the Women of
Zimbabwe", on Tuesday, November 22
at 11:45 am in 1151 McCarty.

As always, feel free to bring your lunch
to the seminars. We hope you can join

WIAD Newsletter March, 1994..............................................................Page 2

why there has not been a business meeting this fall
it is because we have formed a temporary task force
to evaluate the future viability of the WIAD
program. The task force is composed of the
following UF faculty members: Sandra Russo
(International Programs), Peter Hildebrand (Food &
Resource Economics), Richard Bodmer (Latin
American Studies/TCD), Susan Jacobson (Wildlife
and Range: Sciences), Helga Kraft (Women's
Studies), Leslie Lieberman (Anthropology),
Marianne Schmink (Latin American Studies/TCD),
Sharleen Simpson (Nursing), Suzanna Smith (Home
Economics), Anita Spring (Anthropology), Mickie
Swisher (Home Economics), Catherine VerEecke
(African Studies).

Having met and discussed the current state of the
WIAD program, the Task Force decided to
compose a survey questionnaire for UF faculty
members who support WIAD. The information
gathered from the surveys will be used to assess the
efficacy of the WIAD program for faculty members
and students, and to determine future directionss.

If you have received a survey and not yet filled it
out. please take a few moments to do so. Your
participation is appreciated!


The Managing Environmental Resources with a
Gender Emphasis (MERGE) program and WIAD
have combined resources to offer a collection of
books, journal articles, working papers, and
pamphlets dealing with several areas of interest
including: WID, gender analysis, Participatory
Rural Appraisal (PRA), agriculture, forestry,
natural resource management, and others. The
MERGE/WIAD collection, which is currently
composed of over 100 items, is being organized
into the PRO-CITE software bibliography program.
Upon completion, by mid-December, the
bibliography and collection will be available to
interested students and faculty on Thursdays from
10:00am to 2:00pm. Appointments for other times
can be made through Anne Todd Bockarie
(TCD/392-6548) and Mike Kenney (392-3972).
For those needing access to these materials prior to
December 15th, please feel free to contact us.


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Anna Nyanga, a gender specialist with some of her
training materials. Anna is with the FSR project,
Lake Zone, stationed at Ukiriguru Agricultural
Research Institute near Mwanza, Tanzania. She is
involved in on-farm trials with sweet potatoes and
cowpeas. Interestingly, Ukiriguru is the station
where Mike Collinson used to be stationed when he
was working in East Africa.

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