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Salome Yesudas

Salome Yesudas, from India, holds a master’s degree in food and nutrition. She worked more than a decade with diverse farmers especially with women at farm science center managed by Deccan Development Society located in a small town Zaheerabad in India, then associated as subject expert Gender in Water and Nutrition at FAO national project. She has also worked on many action research projects in collaboration with international agencies like FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, IDRC – Canada, IIED – UK, MCGILL University Canada, Institute of French Pondicherry etc. Life member of the Nutrition society of India and served on the International Union of Nutritional Sciences (IUNS) Task Force on Indigenous Peoples’ Food Systems and Nutrition for 10 years (2001- 2012). She travels extensively throughout India (27 states out of 29 states) 25 countries to participate in international events / workshops / conferences. She has published books, manuals, articles and also edited many documentary films related to gender, nutrition and agriculture.

At this course, Salome will facilitate a session on collecting gender data as well as share practical tips for the fieldwork in South Asia and field visit etiquette.