Maria A. Garcia, PhD

Maria Garcia

Department of Community Sustainability

CSUS - Agriculture, Social Inclusion, Gender Equity

Hometown:  Cali/Colombia

Advisor:  Dr. Maria Claudia Lopez

My research interests focus in understanding how social differences, specifically those based on gender, can affect the implementation of agricultural innovations; or how the introduction of technologies in agricultural settings can impact women´s and men´s lives. Also, I am interested in identifying women´s contribution to agriculture and analyzing women´s empowerment in rural areas. I use multiple methodological approaches, including qualitative and quantitative techniques. I have worked mainly with Latin American smallholders in countries such as Colombia, Nicaragua, and Ecuador.

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