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Guest Speaker to Share Rural Realities from Pakistan

By Sharon Mulé, Staff Development Coordinator

Next Wednesday morning at 8:30 a.m., University of Minnesota Extension staff will have the unique opportunity to attend an online presentation from an expert in gender development and agriculture from Pakistan.

Farhana Nosheen, Ph.D., will cover topics important to every Extension center: agriculture, sustainable food systems, the current social economic situation of families in Pakistan, and the impact of gender inequality on the family and economy. Dr. Nosheen will share recent research and glimpses into life in her homeland. She will also discuss how cooperative extension services are important to her work in Pakistan.

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Farhana Nosheen

Dr. Nosheen is an assistant professor at the University of Faisalabad in Pakistan and currently a Fulbright post-doctoral scholar at Iowa State University. This webinar is co-sponsored by Iowa State University and will be broadcast using the video conferencing platform Zoom.

Webinar Details

What: Rural Women's Contributions to Pakistani Family and Agricultural Development
When: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Where: Online. To access the webinar on July 26, please click this URL Or go to and enter this meeting ID: 477 395 975.
Registration: Extension staff who would like to log their attendance via ULearn should register at this link:

Speaker Biography

Farhana Nosheen, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at the University of Faisalabad, Pakistan and presently a Fulbright postdoctoral scholar at Iowa State University. She earned her doctoral degree of agricultural extension and continuing education from the University of Agriculture in Faisalabad, Pakistan.

Dr. Nosheen is co-author of the 2015 report Women in Agriculture in Pakistan (PDF) by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. She has published over 20 research articles in national and international journals. Her major research area is gender development and agriculture in Pakistan. Dr. Nosheen has research experience with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nationals Children’s Fund (UNICEF), World Bank, and Japan Bank International.

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