[quotation] On potatoes and gender
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CTA. 1999. [quotation] On potatoes and gender. Spore 2000 (Supplement to Spore 84). CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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We had far more potatoes than they did
On potatoes and gender: 'The first year the group had a much better harvest than the men s group. We had far more potatoes than they did. They said that our land was better and the following year they wanted to exchange places. But at the next harvest we still did better than they did.' The men, listening, smiled and retaliated, 'It s true, but you women come to the field early, at least two hours before us, and then you do what the agricultural technician tells you, even if it isn t the way we usually do it'. Salimatou, a farmer and mother of five in Fouta-Djallon in Guinea, 1997