Women's involvement in agricultural technology in Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Cambodia: the case of Trichoderma in Integrated Pest Management
This event highlights fieldwork that explores women's roles in the research, production, sale, and use of Trichoderma, a natural-occuring beneficial fungus promoted as an alternative to chemical fungicides. The presenters include Dr. Maria Elisa Christie, director of the Women and Gender in International Development (WGD) program as well as several special guests; they will discuss their research findings as well as offer some conclusions about barriers to women's participation, the potential for women's organizations to overcome restrictions on mobility, and context-special issues in each country.
This is the second segment of the Spring 2013 WGD discussion series. For the past several years WGD has sponsored this series to give students and professionals an opportunity to share their research and discuss issues of women and gender in international development. Students, faculty, staff, and members of the community are encouraged to attend the discussions and bring their ideas and questions. Participants are invited to bring a brown bag lunch.