Between the countryside and the city: Female Rurality & Situated Knowledge
- 1. Independent researcher on gender and rural technologies based in Lima, Peru
This text deals with the experience of Griselda Yanque Mamani, a 75-year-old farmer and retired bilingual teacher from a South Andean Aymara community in the Puno region of southern Peru. It focuses on Griselda’s reintegration into rural production, oriented towards her family’s wellbeing, taking up the knowledge and productive practices learned since childhood with her parents and grandparents. A process in which she brings together different kinds of knowledge and sustainable agricultural practices through the re-appropriation of different farming techniques.