Households, agroecosystems and rural resource management
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CTA. 1992. Households, agroecosystems and rural resource management. Spore 40. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Households, agroecosystems and rural resources management by Clive Lightfoot, Shelley Feldman and M Zainul Abedin 1991 80pp, ISSN 0116 5720 ISBN 971 1022 89 3 Pbk The Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, Joydebpur BANGLADESH and ICL
This book describes itself as being a guidebook for broadening the concepts of gender and farming systems. Its overall goal is to help readers to question the assumptions about gender and farm systems that they bring to their field work. It is therefore not a field research method for gathering data, but rather it is a way to change thinking patterns. For example, many people assume that a farm system comprises just field crops; they also assume that farm systems only include the work of male farmers. This views both field crops and farmers as separate categories. If these categories are changed to households, agroecosystems and gender relations, more dynamic ways of thinking are encouraged. Although the guidebook focuses on Bangladesh, its learning and interviewing principles at households are readily transferable. There are many diagrams showing good and bad aspects of pictorial farm interpretation systems and the guidelines are clearly and simply laid out, providing a most useful tool for any research extension officer or development worker. Households, agroecosystems and rural resources management by Clive Lightfoot, Shelley Feldman and M Zainul Abedin 1991 80pp, ISSN 0116 5720 ISBN 971 1022 89 3 Pbk The Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, Joydebpur BANGLADESH and ICLARM, MC PO Box 1501 Makati, Metro Manila PHILIPPINES