Author Archives: Stephanie

Advocacy event promoting women and economy in Rwanda

Written by Christine Bigler. How useful a good relationship with researcher partners can be, is proved by the following incident. So I’ve got the call for a Business Award for Women from the Chamber of Women Entrepreneurs in Rwanda. This … Continue reading

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Successful Fieldwork in Rwanda

Written by Christine Bigler. During the last weeks the Rwandan research team conducted more than 1100 interviews in the Northern Province of Rwanda.  This is a big step not only for the Rwandan team but also for the whole FATE-project. Before … Continue reading

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The role of women as a dynamic factor in quinoa production Female producers in the province of Nor Lípez, Potosi

Written by Daniela Romero and Gabriela Ruesgas. The Province of Nor Lípez in Potosí, Bolivia, is located at over 4000 masl; it is a very cold, dry and windy region where temperatures drop down to -15 C°. Close to this area … Continue reading

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Discovering Cardamom as a livelihood Option: A tale of Green Salakpur

Written by Sony KC. In the past one decade, Salakpur village of Jirmale Village Development Committee (VDC) in Ilam district has gained its popularity due to a new species of cardamom farming. The species of cardamom is well known as … Continue reading

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Striving for value addition on commercial potato in Rwanda: the experience of a woman cooperative leader in Northern Province

Written by Christine Bigler and Chantal Ingabire. The Northern Province of Rwanda is an agriculture high potential region.  The transformation from a subsistence to market oriented agriculture production is in full swing.  One driver of this transformation is agriculture cooperatives. … Continue reading

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Journey to the “Care-some” Cardamom Land: Identifying Roles

Written by Sony KC. My luck has always favored my intrinsic liking for unraveling the paths never trodden. From the beginning to Mid-March I conquered the picturesque Ilam district of Eastern Nepal. This time I travelled for my Phd research … Continue reading

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Field work in Laos

Written by Maliphone Douangphachanh. The primary data survey of the project we did web search, field visit, and interview. In the Vientiane Capital, we went to Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and Ministry of Industry and Commerce. Actually we planted … Continue reading

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