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Feminisation, agricultural transition and rural employment: Social and political conditions of asset-building in the context of export-led agriculture and alternative income generating opportunities

English title Feminisation, agricultural transition and rural employment: Social and political conditions of asset-building in the context of export-led agriculture and alternative income generating opportunities
Applicant Znoj Heinzpeter
Number 171191
Funding scheme r4d (Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development)
Research institution Institut für Sozialanthropologie Philosophisch-historische Fakultät Universität Bern
Institution of higher education University of Berne - BE
Main discipline Social geography and ecology
Start/End 01.07.2017 - 31.08.2021
Approved amount 2'204'922.00
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All Disciplines (3)

Discipline
Social geography and ecology
Economics
Sociology

Keywords (11)

Non-traditional agricultural exports NTAE; Feminization of labour; Export-led agriculture; Rural employment; High-value crops for export; Agricultural transition; Gender relations; Asset-building; Feminization of agriculture; value chains; Political economy of rural labour markets

Lay Summary (German)

Lead
Drängt kommerzielle Landwirtschaft Kleinbauernfamilien in prekäre Jobs? Sind Arbeitsplätze im Landwirtschaftssektor ein Weg zur Ermächtigung von Frauen? Welche Aussichten haben ländliche Arbeiterinnen und Arbeiter, ihren Lebensunterhalt auf Dauer zu sichern? Wie sollte Märkte funktionieren, um die Optionen derjenigen zu verbessern, die am unteren Ende der Wertschöpfungskette stehen? - Vor dem Hintergrund des dramatischen Strukturwandels in der Landwirtschaft untersuchen wir im FATE Projekt das Potential der neu entstehenden ländlichen Arbeitsmärkte, und wir evaluieren die Chancen und Risiken, denen Männer und Frauen ausgesetzt sind, wenn sie sich in die Abhängigkeit einer Lohnarbeit begeben. Unser Ziel ist es, Massnahmen und Lösungswege zu entwickeln, um die Risiken, die häufig überproportional bei den am meisten benachteiligten Bevölkerungssegmenten liegen, abgefedert werden können.
Lay summary

Hintergrund

Millionen von Menschen im globalen Süden bestreiten ihren Lebensunterhalt in der Landwirtschaft. Kleinbauernbetriebe sind Kernelemente ländlicher Entwicklung und ein zentraler Pfeiler im Kampf gegen die Armut. Zahlreiche Länder streben allerdings einen Strukturwandel auf der Basis einer kapitalintensiven, kommerziellen Landwirtschaft an, die höhere Erträge erwirtschaftet und Arbeitsplätze auf dem Land schafft. Mit dem Anbau von neuen Exportprodukten wie exotische Gewürze (Ingwer, Anis, Kardamon) oder nährstoffreiche Getreidearten (Quinoa) wird dieses Ziel verfolgt. Die entstehenden ländlichen Arbeitsplätze werden namentlich durch Frauen besetzt.

Problemstellung

Die entwicklungsrelevanten Folgen der verstärkten Kommerzialisierung in der Landwirtschaft bilden den Untersuchungsgegenstand des FATE-Projekts. Wir untersuchen die Entwicklung der ländlichen Arbeitsmärkte in vier verschiedenen Ländern – Ruanda, Nepal, Laos und Bolivien. Unser Interesse gilt der Frage, wie die Gewinne und Risiken des landwirtschaftlichen Strukturwandels innerhalb und zwischen den Haushalten verteilt werden. Wir fragen nach den Bedingungen unter denen die Verlagerung vom der Produktion für den Eigenbedarf zur Marktproduktion stattfindet, welche Möglichkeiten diese den Kleinbauernfamilien eröffnen und wie sich dies auf das Wohlergehen der Haushalte auswirkt. Wir stellen fest, dass die Marktorientierung den Druck auf die ländliche Bevölkerung erhöht, da sie finanzielle Verpflichtungen eingehen. Das Risiko, ihr Land aufgeben zu müssen, wächst. Damit steigt die Vulnerabilität der Haushalte, wodurch wiederum Familienmitglieder gezwungen werden, prekäre Jobs anzunehmen.

Methoden

Unser Forschungsdesign baut auf vergleichenden Fallstudien in vier wenig entwickelten Binnenländern auf. Neben Haushaltsbefragungen und Interviews ergänzten wir unsere Instrumente durch choice experiments und faktorielle surveys, was im Feld der Entwicklungsforschung eine Innovation darstellt.

 

  
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Publications

Publication
Changing gender dynamics through high-value agriculture: a case of Ilam district, Nepal
Acharya Sushant, Subedi Basu P., Upreti Bishnu R. (2020), Changing gender dynamics through high-value agriculture: a case of Ilam district, Nepal, in Nepalese Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 19, 97-111.
Economía plural y postcapitalismo. ¿Qué papel ocupa la economía comunitaria en el modelo económico plural?
Ruesgas Gabriela (2020), Economía plural y postcapitalismo. ¿Qué papel ocupa la economía comunitaria en el modelo económico plural?, in Seoane Alfredo, Claros Luis (ed.), Plural Editores, La Paz, Bolivia, IX.
Utilization of research knowledge in sustainable development pathways: Insights from a transdisciplinary research-for-development programme
Jacobi Johanna, Llanque Aymara, Bieri Sabin, Birachi Eliud, Cochard Roland, Depetris Chauvin Nicolas, Diebold Clara, Eschen René, Frossard Emmanuel, Guillaume Thomas, Jaquet Stéphanie, Kämpfen Fabrice, Kenis Marc, Kiba Delwendé Innocent, Komarudin Heru, Madrazo Jessie, Manoli Gabriele, Mukhovi Stellah, Nguyen Thi Hai Van, Pomalègni S.C.B., Rüegger Seraina, Schneider Flurina, TriDung Ngo, von Groote Per Maximilian, Winkler Mirko, Zaehringer Julie, Robledo-Abad Carmenza (2020), Utilization of research knowledge in sustainable development pathways: Insights from a transdisciplinary research-for-development programme, in Environmental Science & Policy, 103, 21-29.
A view of the transformation of Rwanda's highland through the lens of gender: A mixed-method study about unequal dependents on a mountain system and their well-being
Bigler Christine, Amacker Michèle, Ingabire Chantal, Birachi Eliud (2019), A view of the transformation of Rwanda's highland through the lens of gender: A mixed-method study about unequal dependents on a mountain system and their well-being, in Journal of Rural Studies, 69, 145-155.
Aprendiendo desde cuatro miradas de mujeres del Altiplano Sur: el fenómeno de la quinua y los aprendizajes para el mundo rural
Bazoberry Chali Oscar, Quispe Alanoca Juana de Mata (2019), Aprendiendo desde cuatro miradas de mujeres del Altiplano Sur: el fenómeno de la quinua y los aprendizajes para el mundo rural, in Cuaderno de trabajo, 10, 1.
Coffee Commercialization in the Bolaven Plateau in the Southern of Lao PDR
Phommavong Saithong, Douangphachanh Maliphone, Svengsucksa Khanhpaseuth (2019), Coffee Commercialization in the Bolaven Plateau in the Southern of Lao PDR, in Castanheira Dalyse, Rezende Tiago (ed.), IntechOpen, United Kingdom, -.
Diversificación de los ingresos de las familias productoras de quinua en el altiplano sur, periodo 2015
Céspedes Grover (2019), Diversificación de los ingresos de las familias productoras de quinua en el altiplano sur, periodo 2015, in Cuaderno de trabajo, 11, 1.
Extractivismos en el Altiplano Sur de Bolivia: El rol de la región como proveedor de minerales, alimentos y paisajes para el mercado mundial
Carrasco Mercado Gloria (2019), Extractivismos en el Altiplano Sur de Bolivia: El rol de la región como proveedor de minerales, alimentos y paisajes para el mercado mundial, in Cuaderno de trabajo, 7, 7, 1.
In- and outmigration in the context of the quinoa boom
Tschopp Maurice, Binggeli Bianca, Jimenez Elizabeth, Bieri Sabin (2019), In- and outmigration in the context of the quinoa boom, in Wymann von Dach Susanne, Bachmann Felicitas, Maharjan Amina, Thieme Susan (ed.), Bern Open Publishing, Bern, Switzerland, 36-38.
L'Asie, un modèle pour réduire la pauvreté en Afrique?
Bieri Sabin (2019), L'Asie, un modèle pour réduire la pauvreté en Afrique?, in Caritas Schweiz (ed.), Caritas Verlag, Luzern, 193-208.
Leveraging research partnerships to achieve the 2030 Agenda : Experiences from North-South cooperation
Saric Jasmina, Blaettler Dominic, Bonfoh Bassirou, Hostettler Silvia, Jimenez Elizabeth, Kiteme Boniface, Koné Inza, Lys Jon-Andri, Masanja Honorati, Steinger Eveline, Upreti Bishnu Raj, Utzinger Jürg, Winkler Mirko S., Breu Thomas (2019), Leveraging research partnerships to achieve the 2030 Agenda : Experiences from North-South cooperation, in GAIA - Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society, 28(2), 143-150.
Mujeres, desarrollo y quinua
Quispe Alanoca Juana de Mata (2019), Mujeres, desarrollo y quinua, in Cuaderno de trabajo, 9, 1.
Normas comunales y sustentabilidad en la producción de quinua en el Altiplano Sur de Bolivia
Argandoña Espinoza Javier, Nuñez del Prado José (2019), Normas comunales y sustentabilidad en la producción de quinua en el Altiplano Sur de Bolivia, in Cuaderno de trabajo, 8, 1.
Resultados de la Segunda Encuesta "Feminización, transformación agraria y empleo rural FATE". En comunidades de las Provincias Nor Lípez, Daniel Campos y Antonio Quijarro del Departamento de Potosí. C
Romero Merlo Alejandro, Céspedes Grover, Quispe Yanahuaya Jhannet, Quispe Quispe Marleny, Mamani Ticona Rodrigo Aldo, Arias Sonco Elmer Raj, Jiménez Zamora Elizabeth (2019), Resultados de la Segunda Encuesta "Feminización, transformación agraria y empleo rural FATE". En comunidades de las Provincias Nor Lípez, Daniel Campos y Antonio Quijarro del Departamento de Potosí. C, in Cuaderno de trabajo, 12, 1.
The Development of Gender-Responsive Indicators: Towards a Participatory Approach
Amacker Michèle, Schläpfer Isabelle, Bigler Luhm Christine, Graf Andrea (2018), The Development of Gender-Responsive Indicators: Towards a Participatory Approach, in Syddansk Universitetsforlag, 17(1), 97-106.
Quinoa and production rules: how are cooperatives contributing to governance of natural resources?
Tschopp Maurice, Bieri Sabin, Rist Stephan (2018), Quinoa and production rules: how are cooperatives contributing to governance of natural resources?, in International Journal of the Commons, 12(1), 402-427.
Economías indígenas y transformación agraria en Bolivia
Nuñez del Prado José (2018), Economías indígenas y transformación agraria en Bolivia, in Cuaderno de trabajo, 6, 1.
Experimento de elección: Un ejercicio sobre la eleccion de pertenecer a una asociación de productores de quinua en el Altilpano Sur de Bolivia
Céspedes Grover, LiebeUlf, Jiménez Elizabeth, RomeroAlejandro, TschoppMaurice (2018), Experimento de elección: Un ejercicio sobre la eleccion de pertenecer a una asociación de productores de quinua en el Altilpano Sur de Bolivia, in Cuaderno de trabajo, 5, 1.
Ingresos familiares anuales de campesions e indígenas rurales en Bolivia.
Salazar Carrasco Coraly, Jiménez Zamora Elizabeth (2018), Ingresos familiares anuales de campesions e indígenas rurales en Bolivia., Centro de Investigación y Promoción del Campesinado, La Paz - Bolivia.
Labor Employment Opportunities in Coffee Production in Southern Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Seneduangdeth Dexanourath, Ounmany Kiengkay, Phommavong Saithong, Phouxay Kabmanivanh, Hathalong Keophouthon (2018), Labor Employment Opportunities in Coffee Production in Southern Lao People’s Democratic Republic, in Journal of Asian Rural Studies, 2(1), 16-36.
Sector gremial en Bolivia: características, evolución y actores.
Jiménez Zamora Elizabeth, Mantilla Huascar, Romero Alejandro (2018), Sector gremial en Bolivia: características, evolución y actores., in Jiménez Zamora Elizabeth, Mantilla Gutiérrez Huascar, Pereira Maldonado Rodney, Romero Merlo Alejandro, Yáñez Aguilar Ernesto (ed.), Centro de Investigaciones Sociales (CIS) de la Vicepresidencia del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia, La Paz - Bolivia, 101-157.
The quinoa boom and the commoditisation debate: critical reflections on the re-emergence of a peasantry in the Southern Altiplano
Tschopp Maurice (2018), The quinoa boom and the commoditisation debate: critical reflections on the re-emergence of a peasantry in the Southern Altiplano, in Alternautas, 1.
Towards commercial agriculture in Rwanda: Understanding the determinants of market participation among smallholder bean farmers
Ingabire Chantal, Mshenga M Patience, Langat K Jackson, Bigler Christine, Musoni Augustine, Butare Louis, Birachi Eliud (2017), Towards commercial agriculture in Rwanda: Understanding the determinants of market participation among smallholder bean farmers, in AFRICAN JOURNAL OF FOOD, AGRICULTURE, NUTRITION AND DEVELOPMENT, 17(04), 12492-12508.
Using Factorial Survey Experiments to Measure Attitudes, Social Norms, and Fairness Concerns in Developing Countries
Liebe Ulf, Moumouni Ismail, Bigler Christine, Ingabire Chantal, Bieri Sabin (2017), Using Factorial Survey Experiments to Measure Attitudes, Social Norms, and Fairness Concerns in Developing Countries, in Sociological Methods & Research, 49(1), 161-192.
Rwanda's gendered agricultural transformation: A mixed-method study on the rural labour market, wage gap and care penalty
Bigler Christine, Amacker Michèle, Ingabire Chantal, Birachi Eliud (2017), Rwanda's gendered agricultural transformation: A mixed-method study on the rural labour market, wage gap and care penalty, in Women's Studies International Forum, 64, 17-27.
The Political Economy of Cardamom Farming in Eastern Nepal: Crop Disease, Coping Strategies, and Institutional Innovation
KC Sony, Upreti Bishnu Raj (2017), The Political Economy of Cardamom Farming in Eastern Nepal: Crop Disease, Coping Strategies, and Institutional Innovation, in SAGE Open, 7(2), 1-15.
Características de la producción y comercialización de quinua orgánica en la Sociedad de Productores de Quinua Real Ecológica “SOPROQUI”
Romero Alejandro, Quispe Rodolfo, Cruz Tejerina Yamile (2017), Características de la producción y comercialización de quinua orgánica en la Sociedad de Productores de Quinua Real Ecológica “SOPROQUI”, in Cuaderno de trabajo, 4, 1.
Emancipation from the land – emancipation from unequal structures? Opportunities and pitfalls for women in the rural labour market.
Bieri Sabin (2017), Emancipation from the land – emancipation from unequal structures? Opportunities and pitfalls for women in the rural labour market., UN Women, Rome, Italy.
Género y Tierra Comunal: ¿lo común para quién? Una reflexión desde la literatura
Ruesgas Gabriela (2017), Género y Tierra Comunal: ¿lo común para quién? Una reflexión desde la literatura, in Cuestión Agraria, 3, 141-154.
The fair trade of coffee production cooperative in rural southern Laos in terms of the social and economic development
Phommavong Saithong, Vongsouphanh Amphone (2017), The fair trade of coffee production cooperative in rural southern Laos in terms of the social and economic development, in Ikegami Koichi (ed.), Kindai University, Japan, 67-84.
Entre mineria, litio y quinua: los desafíos del extractivismo en el Altiplano Sud de Bolivia.
Jimenez Elizabeth, Entre mineria, litio y quinua: los desafíos del extractivismo en el Altiplano Sud de Bolivia., in Claros Luis, Seoane Alfredo (ed.), Plural Editores, La Paz, Bolivia.
La sociedad de productores de Quinua Soproqui: Una experiencia de organización para la comercialización de pequeños productores en el Altiplano Sud de Bolivia
Jimenez Elizabeth, La sociedad de productores de Quinua Soproqui: Una experiencia de organización para la comercialización de pequeños productores en el Altiplano Sud de Bolivia, Proyecto Erasmus Earth (Education , Agricultural Resources for Territory and Heritage), Bolivia.
Trabajando en varios mundos: Las estrategias laborales de productores de Quinua en el Altiplano Sur de Bolivia”
Jimenez Elizabeth, Fernandez Miguel, Trabajando en varios mundos: Las estrategias laborales de productores de Quinua en el Altiplano Sur de Bolivia”, in Velasquez Ivan (ed.), Fundación Konrad Adenauer (KAS), Plural Editores, La Paz, Bolivia.

Collaboration

Group / person Country
Types of collaboration
IFDC- International Fertilizer Development Center Rwanda (Africa)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Jonathan Rigg, Professor of Geography, University of Singapore Singapore (Asia)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Quinoa Producers Association SOPROQUI "Society of Organic Royal Quinoa" Bolivia (South America)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Rwanda Agricultural Board(RAB) Rwanda (Africa)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Egerton University Kenya (Africa)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Peter Wobst, FAO, Rural Employment and Poverty Alleviation Italy (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Project ERASMUS EARTH Italy (Europe)
- Industry/business/other use-inspired collaboration
Rwanda Institute of Policy Analysis and Research Rwanda (Africa)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Department of Agriculture (DoA) of  Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) Nepal (Asia)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
CDE office, Vientiane Laos (Asia)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Research Infrastructure
- Exchange of personnel
Rwanda national federation of cooperatives- Imbaraga Rwanda (Africa)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Rwanda Men's resource centre, RWAMREC Rwanda (Africa)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
National Institute of Statistics(NISR) Rwanda (Africa)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
School of International Development, University of East Anglia Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Europe)
- Publication
- Exchange of personnel
Umurenge Savings and Credit Cooperative Society Rwanda (Africa)
- Industry/business/other use-inspired collaboration
CIPCA - Center for research and promotion of the peasantry Bolivia (South America)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Libor Stloukal, FAO, Rural Employment and Poverty Alleviation Italy (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
SDC Rwanda Rwanda (Africa)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
University of Rwanda- Institute of Gender studies Rwanda (Africa)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana Ghana (Africa)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Coffee Producer Cooperative (CPC) Laos (Asia)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Saving and Credit cooperatives (SACCO) Rwanda (Africa)
- Industry/business/other use-inspired collaboration
Stephanie Seguino, Vermont University United States of America (North America)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Europe)
- Publication
Ministry of Local Government, MINALOC Rwanda (Africa)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Kathmandu University Nepal (Asia)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
University of Missouri, Proyect: Climatic & socioeconomic drivers of land-cover and land-use change United States of America (North America)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Regional Integrated Agricultural Producers Association, Ayllus, Tomave Municipality (ARPAIAMT) Bolivia (South America)
- Industry/business/other use-inspired collaboration

Scientific events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Title of article or contribution Date Place Persons involved
Annual Conference of the Development Studies Association (DSA2020): New Leadership for Global Challenges Talk given at a conference Commercialisation and the “good life”: Comparing the socio-economic effects of agricultural change in rural Nepal and Rwanda 15.06.2020 Birmingham (online), Great Britain and Northern Ireland Matthys Marie-Luise;
Research Colloquium «Sustainable Social Development» Individual talk Agrarian class relations in Rwanda 07.04.2020 Bern, Switzerland Illien Patrick;
r4d Employment: Identifying synergies in research and outreach Poster BiglerCh_Feminization, Agricultural Transition and Rural Employment (FATE) 13.03.2020 Spiez, Switzerland Matthys Marie-Luise; Ming Eva Magdalena;
Gender in South Asian Food Systems Talk given at a conference Gender situation in Agriculture in Nepal 23.02.2020 Dhaka, Bangladesh Upreti Bishnu Rai;
Responsible Science in Natural Hazard Research & Management in Nepal Talk given at a conference AcharyaS_Communicating research into practical action: dissemination strategies re-examined 14.02.2020 Kathmandu, Nepal Upreti Bishnu Rai;
Encuentro internacional de investigadores Individual talk RomeroA_Consumption of quinoa in Bolivia 05.12.2019 Santa Cruz, Bolivia Jiménez Zamora Elizabeth;
Forum Origine, Diversité et Territoires Talk given at a conference La transformation agricole et la «bonne vie»: un cadre à méthodes mixtes pour évaluer les impacts du changement agricole sur la vie rurale au Rwanda et au Népal 05.12.2019 Lausanne, Switzerland Matthys Marie-Luise;
Critical reflection on policy research and its effects in Nepal Individual talk AcharyaS_Sharing own experience and learning from other's experiences 12.11.2019 Forest Action and SIAS, Nepal Upreti Bishnu Rai;
Thesis presentation of PhD student in Kenya Individual talk Ingabire_C_Presentation of Thesis 11.10.2019 Nakuru, Kenya Birachi Eliud Abucheli;
Deutscher Kongress für Geographie DKG 2019 Talk given at a conference The far side of our diet: Quinoa between extractive practices and a better future for producers in the Bolivian highlands 26.09.2019 Kiel, Germany Bieri Sabin;
National workshop by IAAS on the revision of the curriculum of master courses in the context of Nepal's federalization Talk given at a conference Revision of agriculture curriculum 26.09.2019 Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal Upreti Bishnu Rai;
Auf zu neuen Ufern! Der Beitrag der Wirtschaftswissenschaften zur Nachhaltigen Entwicklung Talk given at a conference Contribution to discussions 25.09.2019 Bern, Switzerland Illien Patrick;
Tropentag Talk given at a conference Cardamom Production and the 'Good Life': Agricultural and Social Change in East Nepal 18.09.2019 Kassel, Germany Matthys Marie-Luise;
8th PhD Conference on International Development Talk given at a conference BiglerC_Sustainable Transformations? Rwandan’s Highlands Ongoing Socioeconomic and Environmental Transformations Under a Gender Lens 19.08.2019 Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, Great Britain and Northern Ireland Bieri Sabin;
Writing Policy Briefs to Maximize Impact: Sharing inshights from Practice Individual talk AcharyaS_Sharing own experience and learning from other's experiences 09.08.2019 South Asia Institute of Advanced Studies, Nepal Upreti Bishnu Rai;
Researching in agriculture Individual talk Consideration for good quality research 25.07.2019 AFU, Chitwan, Nepal Upreti Bishnu Rai;
International Convention of Asia Scholars Talk given at a conference Cardamom Production and the 'Good Life': Agricultural and Social Change in East Nepal 15.07.2019 Leiden, Netherlands Matthys Marie-Luise;
PhD project discussion series at Bielefeld University Talk given at a conference AcharyaS_Sharing of draft research findings - value chain constraints 10.07.2019 Bielefeld University, Germany Upreti Bishnu Rai;
XVIth Global Conference of the international association for the study of the commons Talk given at a conference Managing the commons in the Bolivian Southern Highlands: Quinoa producers, markets and sustainability 01.07.2019 Lima, Peru Jiménez Zamora Elizabeth; Bieri Sabin;
Thesis Defense with the Research Committee Talk given at a conference K.C.S_Defense before submitting to the external 16.06.2019 Kathmandu University, Nepal Upreti Bishnu Rai;
IGS North-South Summer School 2019 Talk given at a conference contribution to discussions 13.06.2019 Abidjan, Ivory Coast Illien Patrick;
6th International Conference on Lao Studies Talk given at a conference SenduangdethD_Labor Employment Opportunities in Coffee Production inSouthern Lao People’s Democratic Republic 12.06.2019 Cornell University, United States of America Phommavong Saithong;
PhD Colloquim Individual talk AcharyaS_Export constraints for High-value agriculture from Nepal 10.06.2019 Bielefeld University, Germany Upreti Bishnu Rai;
5th World Conference on Women's Studies Talk given at a conference Women’s political empowerment: Reflections from Nepal 25.04.2019 Bangkok, Thailand Upreti Bishnu Rai;
International Conference on Universal Social Protection and Labour Talk given at a conference Labour Market in Europe and Asia, informal sector, platform economy, wage and geopolitics of labour rights, democracy and representation 05.04.2019 Kathmandu, Nepal Upreti Bishnu Rai;
Findings presentation with the academia at Kathmandu University Poster K.C.S_Overall Findings of thesis 19.03.2019 Kathmandu University, Nepal Upreti Bishnu Rai;
Conferencia internacional “Mujeres y Género en el desarrollo ” Talk given at a conference “Estrategias de vida rurales y mercados globalizados: Un análisis de la participación de las mujeres entre productores de quinua en el Altiplano Sur de Bolivia" 01.03.2019 Virginia Tech, United States of America Jiménez Zamora Elizabeth;
Presentación del libro Talk given at a conference ANÁLISIS DEL EMPLEO EN BOLIVIA 06.02.2019 La Paz, Bolivia Jiménez Zamora Elizabeth;
Developing an environmentally adjusted index for multi-dimensional poverty Individual talk AcharyaS_Women and multi-dimensional poverty 25.05.2018 Kathmandu, Nepal Upreti Bishnu Rai;
Regional Workshop on Glaciers and Water in the Andean Region, 2018 Talk given at a conference Agricultural transformations in the Southern Bolivian Highlands 06.05.2018 Lima, Peru Jiménez Zamora Elizabeth;
Annual Meeting of American Geographers 2018 (AAG annual meetings) Talk given at a conference BieriS_Jobs that work for women? Chances and pitfalls of the rural labour market 12.04.2018 New Orleans, United States of America Jiménez Zamora Elizabeth;
Annual Meeting of American Geographers 2018 (AAG annual meetings) Talk given at a conference Rural Migration and Labor Mobility among Quinoa Producers in Bolivia 12.04.2018 New Orleans, United States of America Jiménez Zamora Elizabeth;
Laos Uplands Conference Poster "Smallholder land used impact on women employment for coffee cultivation in Bolaven Plateau, southern part of Laos " 12.03.2018 Luang Prabang, Laos Phommavong Saithong;
Social Structure and Social Change Individual talk AcharyaS_Women in Social Change 21.11.2017 Pokhara, Nepal Upreti Bishnu Rai;
Discourse on Research Conference on Public Policy and Governance in South Asia Individual talk AcharyaS_Public Policy and Governance 07.10.2017 Kathmandu, Nepal Upreti Bishnu Rai;
International Conference on Civil, Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Systems Talk given at a conference Women in Value chain of Cash Crops: Reflections from Nepal 05.10.2017 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Upreti Bishnu Rai;
International Conference on Research and Development Talk given at a conference RuesgasG_Quinoa commoditization and the transformations in the communal management of land: The case of quinoa producing communities of Nor Lípez, Potosí 05.09.2017 Bern, Switzerland Jiménez Zamora Elizabeth;
International Conference on Research and Development Talk given at a conference How to work with and within strong government system to disseminate research evidence using the case of Rwanda and Laos The case of Laos: A system strongly regulated by the central government, hard to be impressed by evidence. 05.09.2017 Bern, Switzerland Phommavong Saithong;
International Conference on Research and Development Talk given at a conference How to work with and within strong government system to disseminate research evidence using the case of Rwanda and Laos 05.09.2017 Bern, Switzerland Birachi Eliud Abucheli; Phommavong Saithong;
International Conference on Research and Development Talk given at a conference Rural transformations and the role of export led commercialization: A comparative analysis of livelihood strategies in agricultural production in Bolivia, Laos, Nepal and Rwanda 05.09.2017 Bern, Switzerland Jiménez Zamora Elizabeth; Birachi Eliud Abucheli; Phommavong Saithong; Upreti Bishnu Rai;
International Conference on Research and Development Talk given at a conference Keynote Debate: Financing sustainable development to end poverty 05.09.2017 Bern, Switzerland Znoj Heinzpeter;
International Conference on Research and Development Talk given at a conference BiglerC_Rwanda’s gendered agricultural transformation. When gender and access to land shapes the rural labour market 05.09.2017 Bern, Switzerland Amacker Michèle;
International Conference on Research and Development Talk given at a conference IngabireC_Agricultural transformation in Rwanda: Emerging Marketing Systems and Barriers to Women farmers’ participation 05.09.2017 Bern, Switzerland Birachi Eliud Abucheli;
International Conference on Research and Development Talk given at a conference Agricultural transition and division of labour, examples from Laos 05.09.2017 Bern, Switzerland Phommavong Saithong;
International Conference on Research and Development Talk given at a conference TschoppM_The quinoa boom and the commoditization debate: Critical perspective and re-emergence of a peasantry in the Southern Altiplano 05.09.2017 Bern, Switzerland Jiménez Zamora Elizabeth;
International Conference on Research and Development Talk given at a conference Effective use of research findings for development in a situation of unresponsive bureaucracy: Reflections of experiences and lessons 05.09.2017 Bern, Switzerland Upreti Bishnu Rai;
International Conference on Research and Development Talk given at a conference Smallholder land used impact on women employment for coffee production in Bolaven Plateau southern part of Lao PDR 05.09.2017 Bern, Switzerland Phommavong Saithong;
International Conference on Research and Development Talk given at a conference BieriS_Plenary Dialogue moderator 05.09.2017 Bern, Switzerland Birachi Eliud Abucheli; Jiménez Zamora Elizabeth;
Inclusive Pathways to Society, Governance and Resilience Individual talk AcharyaS_Women's role in governance 12.08.2017 Kathmandu, Nepal Upreti Bishnu Rai;


Self-organised

Title Date Place
FATE PhD Synthesis Workshop: Mapping and matching research interests for joint publication 26.01.2020 Long Ngum, Laos
Intersections between FATE project and CDE office Laos and potential for future collaboration 16.01.2020 Vientiane, Laos
Research Training Workshop - Training on Choice experiments to university academic members 07.03.2019 Musanze, Rwanda

Knowledge transfer events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Date Place Persons involved
Phommavong_S_Seneduangdeth_D_Consultation workshop II on Evaluation of 8th National Social Economic Development Plan (NSEDP) and preparation to 9th NSEDP Workshop 12.06.2020 Vientiane, Laos Phommavong Saithong;
Phommavong_S_Seneduangdeth_D_Consultation workshop I on Evaluation of 8th National Social Economic Development Plan (NSEDP) and preparation to 9th NSEDP Workshop 14.02.2020 Vientiane, Laos Phommavong Saithong;
Douangphachanh_M_Establishing a Farmer2Farmer Coffee Online Learning and Peer Exchange Platform Workshop 25.11.2019 Pakse, Laos Phommavong Saithong;
Role of agriculturalists in agricultural development Workshop 25.10.2019 Kathmandu, Nepal Upreti Bishnu Rai;
World Food Day Performances, exhibitions (e.g. for education institutions) 16.10.2019 Kathmandu, Nepal Upreti Bishnu Rai;
International Land Coalition Forum on Landrights, Gender and Inequality Workshop 14.10.2019 Rom, Italy Bieri Sabin;
Education, agriculture and peace Workshop 22.09.2019 Kathmandu, Nepal Upreti Bishnu Rai;
Peace and agriculture Workshop 21.09.2019 Kathmandu, Nepal Upreti Bishnu Rai;
Equity for prosperity Workshop 18.09.2019 Kathmandu, Nepal Upreti Bishnu Rai;
Chinese investment in agriculture Workshop 16.09.2019 Kathmandu, Nepal Upreti Bishnu Rai;
New technology for agriculture Workshop 15.09.2019 Kathmandu, Nepal Upreti Bishnu Rai;
Agriculture research infrastructure Workshop 30.07.2019 Kathmandu, Nepal Upreti Bishnu Rai;
Research quality Workshop 25.07.2019 Chitwan, Nepal Upreti Bishnu Rai;
Savings and Credit Co-operative and agriculture Talk 24.07.2019 Nawalparasi, Nepal Upreti Bishnu Rai;
Nepal participatory action Workshop 09.07.2019 Kathmandu, Nepal Upreti Bishnu Rai;
Policy debate Talk 04.07.2019 Kathmandu, Nepal Upreti Bishnu Rai;
Policy and program for agriculture development Workshop 21.06.2019 Kathmandu, Nepal Upreti Bishnu Rai;
Training Talk 20.06.2019 Kathmandu, Nepal Upreti Bishnu Rai;
Romero_A_Convenio de colaboración del CIDES - UMSA y la asociación de productores de quinua ARPAIAMT Performances, exhibitions (e.g. for education institutions) 25.04.2019 Municipality of Tomave, Bolivia Jiménez Zamora Elizabeth;
Governance and participation Workshop 08.04.2019 Kathmandu, Nepal Upreti Bishnu Rai;
AcharyaS_Orientation on Gender, Equity and Social Inclusion and Livelihoods Workshop 03.06.2018 Kathmandu, Nepal Upreti Bishnu Rai;
AcharyaS_Strategy and Planning Meeting on GESI Concerned Interest Group Workshop 22.05.2018 Kathmandu, Nepal Upreti Bishnu Rai;
IngabireC_FAO workshop on Gender and Social Protection Talk 02.05.2018 Kigali, Rwanda Birachi Eliud Abucheli;
Interaction on Value Chain Development of Cash Crops and Rural Livelihoods Workshop 15.04.2018 Salyan, Nepal Upreti Bishnu Rai;
RomeroA_CarrascoG_Primer Encuentro Internacional de Conocimientos Ancestrales de la quinua desarrollado en el Municipio de Salinas De Garci Mendoza en el Departamento de Oruro. Talk 08.12.2017 Salinas de Garci Mendoza, Bolivia Jiménez Zamora Elizabeth;
RomeroA_"Dialogo Inter científico para una Agricultura Resiliente“, para organizar y conformar una Plataforma Técnica de Agricultura Resiliente a invitación del Ministerio de Desarrollo Rural y Tierras. Talk 13.11.2017 La Paz, Bolivia Jiménez Zamora Elizabeth;
21 anniversary of National University of Laos Performances, exhibitions (e.g. for education institutions) 08.11.2017 Vientiane, Laos Phommavong Saithong;
"Dialogo Inter científico para una Agricultura Resiliente“, para organizar y conformar una Plataforma Técnica de Agricultura Resiliente a invitación del Ministerio de Desarrollo Rural y Tierras. Talk 03.11.2017 La Paz, Bolivia Jiménez Zamora Elizabeth;


Self-organised

Title Date Place
Acharya_S_Rural-Urban-Linkages with focus on Agriculture 02.03.2020 Kathmandu, Nepal
Stakeholder meetings with local stakeholders from the Bolaven coffee sector, in the context of 6th FATE Workshop 19.01.2020 Villages, Bolaven Plateau, Laos
Stakeholder meeting: Introduction to the FATE project and PARE initiative and presentation of key lessons learned, in the context of 6th FATE Workshop 18.01.2020 Pakse, Laos
Douangphachanh_M_Stakeholder Consultation Workshop on PARE project Laos 08.01.2020 Pakse, Laos
Douangphachanh_M_Training workshop for local farmers for using smartphone through a website 06.01.2020 Salavanh, Champasak, Laos
Douangphachanh_M_Training workshop for local farmers for using smartphone through a website 23.12.2019 Salavanh, Champasak, Laos
Romero_A_Meetings with quinoa producers taken place periodically throughout september and october 05.09.2019 Uyuni, Bolivia
IngabireC_Working with formal financial institution and sustainable investment of savings 17.06.2019 Musanze and Burera, Rwanda
Discussion with District Agriculture Development Office on 'State of cash crops and situation of cardamom at Darchula District' 24.06.2018 Darchula, Nepal
Round table discussion with Prime Minister Agriculture Modernization Project, Bajura on 'Contribution of Cash crops / Cardamom in Rural Economy' 23.04.2018 Bajura, Nepal
Discussion with civil society leaders, NGOs staff and elected representatives on 'State of cash crops and situation of cardamom at Kalikot' 18.04.2018 Kalikot, Nepal
Round table discussion with Minister and Secretary: Planning and Finance, Karnali Province on Commercial cash crops and Provincial Government Priority 16.04.2018 Surkhet, Nepal
Round table discussion with Secretaries of Agriculture and Cooperative and of Tourism, Enterprise, Forestry and Environment on ‘situation and potential of agriculture/high value cash crops’ 16.04.2018 Surkhet, Nepal
Round table with High Value Agriculture Project officials on ‘Cardamom and Cash Crops value chain’ 16.04.2018 Surkhet, Nepal
State of cash crops and Cardamom roundtable 13.04.2018 Chhatradev Rural Municipality – 6, Arghakhanchi, Nepal
Intercambio de experiencias del Post Grado en Ciencias del Desarrollo de la Universidad Mayor de San Andrés (CIDES - UMSA) y la Sociedad de Productores de Quinua Real Ecológica (SOPROQUI) en el Municipio de San Pedro de Quemes sobre temas agricultura, el 27.01.2018 San Pedro de Quemes, Bolivia
Intercambio de experiencias del Post Grado en Ciencias del Desarrollo de la Universidad Mayor de San Andrés (CIDES - UMSA) y la Sociedad de Prouctores de Quinua Real Ecológica (SOPROQUI) en el Salón del Municipio de Colcha K sobre temas agricultura, el e 26.01.2018 Colcha K, Bolivia
Reunión con el representante del Centro de Promoción de Tecnologías Sostenibles (CPTS ), el Sr. Antonio Ruiz Michel para coordinar una visita a sus instalaciones de producción durante el 4to seminario internacional FATE. 22.12.2017 Uyuni, Bolivia
Reunión de coordinación con el Alcalde del Municipio de Colcha K (Prof Segundino Condori) para el 4to Seminario FATE. 22.11.2017 Uyuni, Colcha K, San Pedro de Quemes, Bolivia
Participación en las reuniones de la Asociación SOPROQUI para desarrollar encuestas de elección en los municipios de Colcha K y San Pedro de Quemes. 21.11.2017 Uyuni, Colcha K, San Pedro de Quemes, Bolivia
Reunión de coordinación con la directiva de la asociación SOPROQUI en Uyuni para coordinar las actividades del recorrido de campo a realizarse en enero de 2018 durante el 4to Seminario Internacional FATE. Coordination meeting with the board of the associ 13.10.2017 Uyuni, Bolivia
Taller de evaluación sobre el avance del convenio CIDES-SOPROQUI en Uyuni. Coordinación de nuevas actividades y socialización de resultados en la Asamblea General de SOPROQUI. 12.08.2017 Uyuni, Bolivia

Communication with the public

Communication Title Media Place Year
Talks/events/exhibitions 10 Must-knows zur Entwicklungszusammenarbeit, Solidarité Suisse Internationale German-speaking Switzerland Rhaeto-Romanic Switzerland Italian-speaking Switzerland Western Switzerland 2020
Talks/events/exhibitions Agribusiness situation and cross country learning, exchange with the Government of Kerala, India International 2020
Media relations: radio, television Agriculture in new policy, program and budget of government Mountain Television International 2020
Talks/events/exhibitions Asia Foundation Forum on the role of local governments in agriculture, food security and employment International 2020
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Banking on savings: Women get bargaining power in rural Rwanda Knowledge for Development online Platform International 2020
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Behind the surveys: Experiences&challenges of its application in the Southern Highlands of Bolivia FATE Blog International 2020
Print (books, brochures, leaflets) CDE Policy Brief: Agricultural cooperatives: Finding strength in numbers International 2020
Media relations: radio, television Commentary on the budget from gender, equity and social inclusion (GESI) perspectives Annapurna 1 Television International 2020
Media relations: print media, online media Covid-19 as opportunity for food agriculture Krishi Darpan International 2020
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Covid-19’s unmasking effects: the challenges of development and inequality in times of Covid-19 FATE Blog International 2020
Media relations: radio, television Expert statement on the new agricultural budget Kantipur Television International 2020
Talks/events/exhibitions FIAN international panel discussion: Food producers shall not go hungry International 2020
Media relations: radio, television Food and agriculture at the time of Covid-19 Ujalo FM International 2020
Media relations: radio, television Food security and the agricultural sector during Covid-19 and beyond? Interface Nepal International 2020
Media relations: print media, online media Gemeinschaftsgut ist zerbrechlicher Risikoschutz Welternährung International 2020
Media relations: radio, television Gendered impact of Covid-19 in agriculture Radio Nepal International 2020
Media relations: radio, television Kantipur Roundtable on pre-budget with Finance Minister Kantipur Television International 2020
Media relations: radio, television New budget and agriculture Kantipur Television International 2020
Talks/events/exhibitions Panel discussion on agriculture and Covid-19, Southasia Institute of Advanced Studies Forum International 2020
Talks/events/exhibitions Panel discussion on Covid-19 and agribusiness, Agriculture and Forestry University Forum International 2020
Media relations: print media, online media Post Covid-19 agriculture and food security Halokhabar Online, Nepal Magazine International 2020
Media relations: radio, television Prospects of agriculture for employment and food security from GESI perspectives Janata television International 2020
Media relations: print media, online media Public appeal on agriculture and food security Online Khabar International 2020
Talks/events/exhibitions Republica Daily Newspaper panel discussion on new fiscal budget and agriculture International 2020
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Rocky road to agricultural transformation FATE Blog International 2020
Talks/events/exhibitions SDG National Network panel discussion on sustainable consumption International 2020
Talks/events/exhibitions Tarangini Foundation panel discussion on the new budget and agriculture International 2020
Talks/events/exhibitions UN Women expert debate on impacts of Covid-19 on women and future steps International 2020
Talks/events/exhibitions UN Women panel discussion on the impact of Covid-19 on women farmers and women entrepreneurs International 2020
Media relations: print media, online media Wirtschaftswachstum ist kein Allzweckmittel Die Volkswirtschaft, Plattform für Wirtschaftspolitik German-speaking Switzerland 2020
Media relations: print media, online media AFU reform for agriculture development and research Kantipur Daily Newspaper International 2019
Media relations: radio, television Agrarian Transformation Avenues TV, Nepal International 2019
Media relations: radio, television Agricultural research and development Vijaya FM International 2019
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Carrying out household surveys in the Southern Bolivian Highlands: challenges and opportunities FATE facebook page CIDES-UMSA Bolivia International 2019
Media relations: radio, television Coffee production in Laos Lao National TV International 2019
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Consumption of quinoa in Bolivia FATE Blog International German-speaking Switzerland Italian-speaking Switzerland Western Switzerland Rhaeto-Romanic Switzerland 2019
Talks/events/exhibitions Desarrrollo Sostenible. Una agenda desde las sciencias sociales International 2019
Media relations: print media, online media Ehrgeizige Ziele - verschlungene Pfade. Die Agenda 2030 und was sie bedeuten könnte. Werkstattheft Soziale Arbeit und Nachhaltige Entwicklung German-speaking Switzerland 2019
Talks/events/exhibitions Entzauberung des Super Food - Bolivianische Bäuerinnen nach dem Quinoa-Boom German-speaking Switzerland 2019
Media relations: radio, television FATE Laos Research Project documentary news Lao National TV International 2019
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) From Kathmandu to Bielefeld: My Feelings, My Reflections FATE Blog International 2019
Media relations: radio, television Gender equality in Agricultural Commercialisation Rwanda Television International 2019
Talks/events/exhibitions Integration of Climate Change in Agriculture Planning:Orientiation of Elected Representatives, Illam International 2019
Talks/events/exhibitions Land, Labour, Lifestyles - Wirkungszusammenhänge als Basis für Innovationen German-speaking Switzerland 2019
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Mid-term evaluation – foster financial inclusion FATE Blog International 2019
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) New saving possibilities to empower women and youth in rural Rwanda FATE Blog International 2019
Media relations: print media, online media Objectif: pauvreté zéro Tribune de Genève Western Switzerland 2019
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Opportunities and challenges for ongoing commercialization of high value agriculture in Nepal FATE Blog International 2019
Media relations: print media, online media Reform on agriculture reform and education in the context of AFU Nagarik News Daily International 2019
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Sharing the struggles: Meeting strangers in a giant village FATE Blog International 2019
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Sharing the Struggles: Preparing for Social Science Fieldwork FATE Blog International 2019
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) State of agriculture research and challenges Monthly Skype expert talk of Association of Nepalese Agricultural Professionals of America (NAPA) International 2019
Media relations: print media, online media Technology and agriculture Annapurna Post Daily International 2019
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) The lesson learnt through observation: social work is needed in coffee and rubber production FATE Blog Rhaeto-Romanic Switzerland German-speaking Switzerland International Western Switzerland Italian-speaking Switzerland 2019
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Through Farmers’ Eyes: A Day with Nepali Cardamom Producers Knowledge for Development online platform International 2019
Other activities Vernehmlassungsbeitrag CDE zur Botschaft des Bundes zur Internationalen Zusammenarbeit 2021-2024 German-speaking Switzerland Western Switzerland Rhaeto-Romanic Switzerland Italian-speaking Switzerland 2019
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Wirtschaftswachstum alleine führt nicht dazu, dass die ärmsten Menschen profitieren CDE Spotlight International 2019
Media relations: print media, online media "Seminario Internacional la Región Asia- Pacífico hoy: Desafios para el desarrollo Revista "La Cátedra" N° 102 International 2018
Media relations: print media, online media "Transformaciónes agrícolas en el cultivo de quinua Agricultural transformations in the cultivation Revista "La Cátedra" N° 101 International 2018
Video/Film An extensive survey on livelihoods in Laos International Western Switzerland Rhaeto-Romanic Switzerland Italian-speaking Switzerland German-speaking Switzerland 2018
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Closing the gender gap in farming households: An entry point towards agricultural transformation FATE Blog, Pabra Africa International 2018
Media relations: print media, online media Ein Zückerli für eine bessere Welt Der Bund German-speaking Switzerland 2018
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) FATE - Feminización, Transformación Agraria y Empleo Rural FATE website Bolivia International 2018
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) From R4D to P4D: the transformation of “stakeholders” into partners FATE Blog International 2018
Video/Film R4D FATE Laos video teaser International 2018
Media relations: radio, television Research for improving women's access to natural resources Sagarmatha TV International 2018
Media relations: radio, television Women's empowerment and political context Nepal television International 2018
Media relations: radio, television Women's role in economy and politics Nepal Gatha International 2018
Media relations: radio, television à bon entendeur RTS 1 Western Switzerland 2017
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) A designation of origin to save Bolivian quinoa? FATE Blog International 2017
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Agricultural Transformation in Rwanda: Do we still need to focus on Women farmers? FATE Blog International 2017
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Bolivian Quinoa Real in the midst of adversity FATE Blog International 2017
Print (books, brochures, leaflets) CDE annual report International 2017
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Changing gender roles within farming households? Evidence from the field in Rwanda FATE Blog International 2017
Media relations: radio, television Economic prosperity, governance and women Nepal television International 2017
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) FATE Publications Bolivia website CIDES-UMSA International 2017
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Feminización, transformación agraria y empleo rural CIDES - UMSA FATE facebook page CIDES-UMSA Bolivia International 2017
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Feminization, agricultural transition and rural employment (FATE) FATE website International 2017
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Feminization, agricultural transition and rural employment- CDE Switzerland R4D FATE facebook page - CDE International 2017
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) R4D FATE (@r4dfate) FATE Twitter Account International 2017
Media relations: radio, television SRF 1 Kassensturz German-speaking Switzerland 2017
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Women in Value Chain of Cardamom in Eastern Nepal: reflections on challenges and opportunities FATE Blog International 2017

Awards

Title Year
Award for excellent r4d three-minute video pitch awarded to Marie-Luise Matthys 2020
Erasmus exchange award to Bielefeld University Awarded to Sushant Acharya 2019

Associated projects

Number Title Start Funding scheme
147725 Feminisation, agricultural transition and rural employment: Social and political conditions of asset-building in the context of export-led agriculture and alternative income generating opportunities 01.07.2014 r4d (Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development)
192916 Building up savings and financial skills for economic empowerment and wellbeing of women and youth in rural Rwanda 01.01.2020 Transformation Accelerating Grant

Abstract

Agriculture is by far the most important source of employment for men and women in the poorer re-gions of the globe. 86% of the world’s rural population depend on farming, 450 million are agricultural wage workers (FAO et al. 2010b, IAASTD). However, agriculture in the global South is viewed as un-derperforming, and demands for more capital-intensive commercial agriculture have been issued pro-moting forms of employment that can generate higher returns (WDR 2008, 2013). Non-traditional agri-cultural exports (NTAE) have been a response to these demands, creating wage labour and, notably, stimulating high levels of female employment in rural areas. The developmental impacts and gendered implications of these dynamics are the subject of the research proposed here. FATE will analyse the effects of the increasing integration of rural women into export-led agriculture, and the conditions un-der which these effects contribute to asset-building, enhance individual well-being and capabilities, or, by contrast, increase dependencies and vulnerability.While rural employment and women’s work in the agricultural sector have received some atten-tion, including from members of the FATE research team, little evidence exists with regard to the im-plications of changing employment conditions in the context of this new wave of agricultural commer-cialisation and how it relates to the alleged feminisation processes in the labour market and other sec-tors. Research on the shifting patterns of agricultural employment and their gendered implications is limited by a lack of data, particularly on rural women’s employment. This lack is partly due to the fact that these issues lie at the intersection of agriculture and labour concerns, and are not adequately addressed across these two sectors. Indeed, a number of ill-founded and oversimple assumptions about the rural labour market have shaped the discourse on rural employment and rural workers. In-depth and comparative and longitudinal research is thus needed to inform the debate on these issues. The FATE project aims to connect these separate strands and thus contribute to informed policy mak-ing.The gender perspective (Chant et al. 2009) provides an important analytical lens for assessing how potential risks associated with these transitions are spread and negotiated between different so-cial groups, as well as for understanding how such changes affect gender relations and women’s status in society. In the proposed study, gender is viewed as a category which is mediated through other social structures, namely class/caste, generation, and ethnicity (intersectionality). A cross-casecomparison adopting a mixed-methods framework will serve to highlight outcomes of NTAE employment for different groups of women (in terms of age, class, caste, and ethnicity) and compare them with alternative income-generating opportunities on individual and aggregate levels. Four study sites on three continents with different, but highly dynamic trajectories of export-based agriculture were selected from the UN priority category of least developed, landlocked countries: Bo-livia, Lao PDR, Nepal, and Rwanda. The findings will feed into debates on the transformative power of economic change induced by glob-alisation, and particularly of the current shifts in rural employment and their effects on multiple forms of disparities which have been seen as hindering development. Responding to a demand of a number of countries which have found themselves locked in low-value-adding production, this research will contrib-ute to policy frameworks not only aim at creating jobs but also at rewards. By generating original data, the study aims at identifying social and political conditions which encourage asset-building and thus help transfer high-value crops into high-value jobs for rural workers, particularly women. Transdisciplinary in nature, this project will provide evidence-based knowledge for governance - knowledge that can inform negotiations of gender equality in the context of agricultural transition and rural employment, opening up pathways to sustainable development in rural areas.
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