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dc.contributor.authorSumner, Daniel A.
dc.coverage.spatialEthiopia
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-06T19:21:04Z
dc.date.available2017-10-06T19:21:04Z
dc.date.created2017-09-07
dc.identifiersumner_20170907.mp4
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/79550
dc.description.abstractThis presentation discusses recent research exploring the intersection between labor, gender, livelihoods, and pest management. We document how gender relations, norms, and attitudes determine how women and men are involved in managing invasive agricultural weeds as well as potential gender differentiated impacts. In Boset district (woreda), Ethiopia the invasive plant Parthenium hysterophorus L., is adversely affecting rural livelihoods, reducing agricultural productivity; biodiversity; livestock health and income generation. In response to these growing challenges, a research for development program has been developing biological control methods using natural insect enemies as an ecologically viable, cost-effective, and environmentally safe approach to manage Parthenium. Drawing upon individual interviews, our preliminary findings suggest that while managing Parthenium is a “family affair”, with all household members mobilized to control the weed, the additional time required to manage Parthenium disproportionately impacts women, whose overall labor burden is substantially increased. This presentation will conclude with recommendations for developing a gender-responsive outreach strategy for communicating information about new pest management options.
dc.description.sponsorshipVirginia Tech. Women and Gender in International Development of the Office of International Research, Education, and Development (OIRED)
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dc.format.extentDuration: 48:29
dc.format.extentSize: 485 MB
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dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Tech Libraries
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWomen and Gender in International Development Discussion Series
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dc.subjectGenger
dc.subjectFarming
dc.subjectParthenium hysterophorus L.
dc.subjectEthiopia
dc.titleGender, Labor, and Livelihood: Invasive Pest Management in a Rural Ethiopian Communityen
dc.title.alternativeWomen and Gender in International Development Discussion Series: Daniel Sumner
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dc.rights.holderVirginia Tech
dc.contributor.departmentVirginia Tech. Women and Gender in International Development of the Office of International Research, Education, and Development (OIRED)
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