Feminization, agricultural transition and rural employment (FATE)


FATE team during our project meeting in Kigali, Rwanda (February 2015)

Main applicants

  • Prof Dr Heinzpeter Znoj, Interdisciplinary Centre for Gender Studies, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • Prof Dr Michèle Amacker, Interdisciplinary Centre for Gender Studies, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • Prof Dr Ulf Liebe, Department for Sociology, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • Dr Eliud Abucheli Birachi, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), Rwanda
  • Dr Elizabeth Jimenez Zamora, Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, Bolivia
  • Dr Saithong Phommavong, National University of Laos, Lao PDR
  • Dr Bishnu Raj Upreti, Nepal Centre for Contemporary Research (NCCR), Nepal

Further applicant and project manager

  • Dr Sabin Bieri, Centre for Development and Environment, University of Bern, Switzerland

Project coordinator

  • Dr. Stéphanie Jaquet, CDE country office Vientiane, Lao PDR

Advisory board

  • Prof. Dzodzi Tsikata, Institute for Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), Accra, University of Ghana, Ghana
  • Dr. Peter Wobst and Dr. Libor Stloukal, FAO, Rural Employment and Poverty Alleviation, Rome, Italy
  • Prof. Dr. Stephanie Seguino, Department of Economics, Vermont University, Burlington, USA
  • Prof Jonathan Rigg, Department of Geography, National University of Singapore

Members of the R4D scientific panel assigned to the project

  • Prof. em. Wolf Linder, Professor emeritus, University of Bern, President of the Panel
  • Prof. Dr. Amrita Chhachhi, International Institute of Social Studies, The Hague
  • Dr Ibrahima Hathie, Directeur, Initiative Prospective Agricole et Rurale, Dakar

PhD Candidates

  • Gabriela Ruesgas, Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, Bolivia
  • Maliphone Douangphachanh, University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Sony KC, Kathmandu University, Nepal
  • Chantal Ingabire, Egerton University, Kenya
  • Christine Bigler, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • Maurice Tschopp, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • Patrick Illien, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • Sushant Acharya, Kathmandu University, Nepal
  • Ildephonse Musafili, Rwanda