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AGWOMEN-L

An Australian list for "women involved in agriculture -as farmers, scientists, community workers, members of rural communities or people simply interested in the issues facing women in rural Australia." The list was established soon after Australia hosted the 1st International Women in agriculture Conference in Melbourne in 1994. The 2nd conference will be hosted by the USDA in the USA (see Web Sites, this listing).
To subscribe, send the message "Subscribe agwomen-l" to: Majordomo@peg.apc.org
The list is managed by Janet Hoare based at the University of Melbourne; she can be contacted at: lcnet@peg.apc.org
CWAENET

The discussion list is managed by the American Agricultural Economics Association Committee on Women in Agricultural Economics, which "aims to facilitate greater participation and more effective communication among women in agricultural and resource economics." To subscribe, send the message "Subscribe cwaenet your name" to: listserv@ers.bitnet The list is managed by Stephanie Mercer at smercier@ers.bitnet and Ann Vandeman at annv@ers.bitnet
GENDER-CG

The discussion list run by the Gender Research Network, which is sponsored by the CGIAR Gender Program to "link researchers at CGIAR centers, national research institutes, and universities who are involved in gender and intra-household research." Information on the network as well as the network's online newsletter can be found at the web site. To subscribe, send the message "Subscribe Gender-CG" to: listserv@cgnet.com
GIRA - GENDER IN RURAL AREAS

A low-key discussion list that "brings together those interested in gender issues in rural environments and societies" involving researchers and some rural people in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and North America. The list's manager is Elizabeth Teather who can be reached at: eteather@metz.une.edu.au To subscribe send the message "Subscribe gira" to: majordomo@listserver.hkbu.edu.hk
RURAL WOMEN

The list's hosts, the "Global Network for Rural Women" (see Web Site links), provides this discussion list where "rural women have ready access to a global forum to debate vital issues such as trade agreements, food security and women's rights. They also have the opportunity to share cultural, social, technical and practical agricultural information; to trade and advertise their products, and make friends." To join the Global Network for Rural Women's electronic mailing list: send an e-mail to majordomo@lists.vicnet.net.au and in the body of the message write: subscribe ruralwomen
RURWMN-L

A not very active list with mainly rural women participants from the U.S. To subscribe, send the message "Subscribe rurwmn-L your first and last name" to: listserv@bingvmb.cc.binghamton.edu

 

Conferences

WOMEN FARMERS: ENHANCING RIGHTS AND PRODUCTIVITY

This international conference organized by the Center for Development Research (ZEF Bonn, Germany), Tufts University (Boston, USA) and the University of Hohenheim (Stuttgart, Germany), will be held in Bonn, Germany, August 26-27, 1999. This conference aims to assess current knowledge on the role of women farmers in agricultural (and other rural) growth, to identify current best practices on the enhancement or rights and productivity of women farmers, and to give researchers, professionals and politicians a platform for presentations of new research and experiences from the 1990s and discussion on issues of practical importance to development in the next century. http://www.zef.de/zef_englisch/f_veranstalt.html
GENDER AND RURAL TRANSFORMATIONS IN EUROPE

This four-day Congress sponsored by Gender Studies in Agriculture of Wageningen Agricultural University, the Netherlands, will be held October 14-17, 1999, and will bring together scholars and special invitees from all over Europe - Western as well as Central and Eastern - to discuss changing rural gender relations and related rural transformation processes.  http://www.sls.wau.nl/crds/congr_gs.htm
For further information contact: Margreet van der Burg, Conference Coordinator Dept. of Gender Studies in Agriculture Hollandseweg 1 6706 KN Wageningen, the Netherlands Tel: ++31-317-483374 Fax: ++31-317-485477 Email: Gender.conf@alg.vsl.wau.nl