'SMART’ Photovoice Agricultural Consultation: Increasing Rwandan Women Farmers’ Active Participation in Development.


Gervais, Myriam, and Lysanne Rivard. 2013. “‘SMART’ Photovoice Agricultural Consultation: Increasing Rwandan Women Farmers’ Active Participation in Development.” Development in Practice 23 (4): 496–510. 

Authors: Myriam Gervais, Lysanne Rivard


Through two case studies, this paper evaluates the value of the feminist visual methodology Photovoice as an interactive consultation tool with rural Rwandan women working in agriculture. This exploratory study suggests that it is possible, through an adapted Photovoice process, to engage and empower women in the production of information about what is most relevant to them, and reach and engage practitioners and officials through an exhibition of participants' photographs and captions. This confirmation of Photovoice's applicability with rural women in the generation of information that captures the attention of stakeholders demonstrates its potential for reproducibility in other development contexts. 

Keywords: gender and diversity, technology, environment, agriculture, Sub-Saharan Africa, methods

Topics: Agriculture, Development, Environment, Gender, Women, Infrastructure, Information & Communication Technologies, Post-Conflict Regions: Africa, Central Africa Countries: Rwanda

Year: 2013

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