Brown Bag: Exploring The Role Of Women In Food Security

Voices from the Field Brown Bag Speaker Series

Women have been identified as key players in improving household food security. However, they face many challenges. There are many interventions that have targeted women to help them bring in addition income or to help with their agricultural production. Working in Cameroon and researching in Ethiopia have provided opportunities to see two very different approaches and points of view to food security and the role that women play in alleviating this for their households.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 12-1 pm

Enarson Classroom Building Room 100 on the Ohio State University campus

The event is free and open to the public, and participants are welcome to bring lunch and eat during the conversation.

About the speaker

Mary Rodriguez is an assistant professor of community leadership in the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership at The Ohio State University. She has worked on food, security, gender and community development issues in Jordan and other Middle East countries, in addition to service in the U.S. Peace Corps from 2010-2012 in Cameroon. She feels right at home in places with no running water, infrequent electricity, and spotty cell service. Since coming to Ohio State, she has begun research and outreach work with Somali immigrant communities in central Ohio.

About the Series

The Voices from the Field Brown Bag Speaker Series is a collaboration between the Center for African Studies and the Global Water Institute. Sessions are held Wednesdays from 12-1 in Enarson 100.

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