1 Methodology 17
2 Bolivia 25
Female peasants as economic actors
3 Burkina Faso 49
Integrated rural development: for whom and with whom?
4 India 71
Women may lose or gain: expected impact of irrigation projects
Verona Groverman and Edith van Walsum
5 Conclusions 95
About the authors
Vera Gianotten trained as an anthropologist and sociologist; her PhD. is in rural sociology. She has worked in Latin America for fourteen years and has, since 1989, been a senior researcher in the Department of Agriculture and Enterprise Development within the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam. She has published a variety of books and articles on her research.
Verona Groverman, a rural sociologist, has built up her experience with gender issues in rural development through her work both in universities and in the field, including projects in Africa that use a participatory approach. For a number of years she has worked as a consultant in rural and agricultural development, specializing in gender.
Edith van Wilsum
Edith van Walsum's university background is in rural development sociology, extension and nutrition. Her extensive experience with gender issues in agriculture has included both her work as assistant professor in the Department of Gender Studies in Agriculture at Wageningen Agricultural University and that as a consultant in Africa and Asia.
Lida Zuidberg is a rural sociologist who specializes in household studies. She has worked in Indonesia and Mali as well as the Netherlands, and at present is a consultant within the Department of Agriculture and Enterprise Development of the Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam. Her focus is on participatory research and extension methods, including gender analysis.