Women’s Collective Action in Agricultural Markets
, Synthesis of Findings,
This paper is based on field research conducted by ten researchers in the three countriesof study. They are: Berhanu Adenew and Zewdi Abadi Alemu (Ethiopia); Yacouba M.Coulibaly, Faoussatou Tadjou, Awa Sidibe, and Elise Bagayoko (Mali); and Evelyne A.Lazaro, Christopher G. Magomba, John Jeckoniah, and Joseph Masimba (Tanzania). Weextend special thanks to these researchers for their findings, insights, and commitment.The analytical framework on collective action and much of the analysis presented in thispaper owes much to Daniela Lloyd-Williams, lead research adviser during Phase II.Special thanks also to the many people who have reviewed and offered useful comments
during critical moments of the research, particularly the members of the project‘s
International Advisory Group. We particularly acknowledge Thalia Kidder, RalphRoothaert, Claudia Canepa, Luisa Enria, and Amanda Shriwise from Oxfam; AndreaRodericks from CARE; Sally Smith, a consultant researcher; Anuj Jain, Yogesh Ghore, andAlison Mathie from Coady International Institute; Mary McVay from EnterpriseDevelopment Kiosk; and Ruth Vargas-Hill from IFPRI for their important contributions tothis paper.
Finally, thank you also to Bertus Wennink and Thea Hilhorst of the Royal TropicalInstitute from KIT for their contributions to Phase I of the research.