IDS Bulletin Vol. 26 Nos. 3

Fish and Feminists

Published on 1 July 1995

Despite apparent acceptance of gender analysis within development organisations, this is still only rarely translated into gender-sensitive practice. The language of gender and development is adopted, but is accompanied by a subtle shift into ‘projects for women’. The article considers the problem through a case study of a programme in one international development organisation – the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). The programme promotes small-scale fish farming in southern Africa, and gender issues have gained a high profile in its stated aims. The case study traces the articulation of gender issues from headquarters to a pilot project in Luapula Province, Zambia.

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Harrison, E. (1995) Fish and Feminists. IDS Bulletin 26(3): 39-47

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Harrison, Elizabeth
IDS Bulletin, volume 26, issue 3


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