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The need for a gender approach in agroforestry research in the Peruvian Amazon Basin - a personal perspective

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There are different perceptions of gender among and within different cultures depending on nationality ethnic grouping position of power social class religion age profession and local environment. This article deals with the personal experiences of the author in agroforestry research and the difficulties she has encountered in her professional development due to a frequent lack of awareness about gender issues by her professional colleagues and the local community.
    Publication year

    1999

    Authors

    Sotelo, Montes.C.

    Keywords

    Agroforestry, Extension workers, Farmers, Gender, Higher education, Research

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