Part 1 Learning about the system and initial diagnosis: managing the bias - farmer selection, Alistair J. Sutherland; wealth ranking, Barbara E. Grandin; participatory methodologies for analyzing household activities, resources and benefits, Gladys Buenavista and Cornelia Butler Flora; structured interviewing in Ecuador - incorporating gender into diagnostic field research, Patricia Garrett and Jorge E. Uquillas; using open exploratory surveys to identify local cassava varieties and practices, Peter Ay; workshops for gathering information, Barbara E. Grandin and Marcelino Avila; using focus groups with rural women, Cornelia Butler Flora; incorporating gender in conceptual diagrams of households and argoecosystems, Clive Lightfoot et al; investigating contradictions and mysteries, Dianne E. Rocheleau; addressing full-family dynamics in rural development, Edward Knop and Sheila Knop; obtaining data on gender and intrahousehold issues, Thelma R. Paris. Part 2 Research planning, on-farm experimentation, and trials assessment: productivity profiles of women agricultural producers, Susan H. Holcombe; a gender-disaggregated activity calendar, Hilary Sims Feldstein and Susan V. Poats; a community approach to selection for on-farm trials, Alistair J. Sutherland; women and trials management in Botswana - experiences with farmer groups, Doyle Baker; the influence of the Aramachay women's production committee on trial design, Maria E. Fernandez and Hugo Salvatierra; respecting the culture in cultural practices - gender in on-farm trials, Susan W. Almy; integrating farmer experts into on-station research, Louise Sperling and Beatrice Ntabomvura; the value of participant observation and experimentation, Patricia Ladipo; evaluation of bean varieties by men and women in small farm systems, Jacqueline A. Ashby. Part 3 On-going diagnosis and special studies: a community approach to identifying household variables influencing farming decisions, Patrick M. Sikana and Carol Kerven; household record keeping as a means of understanding farmers' decision making, Nongluk Suphanchaimat; time allocation studies - a methodological note, Carol J. Pierce Colfer; selecting methods of time allocation research, Eva K. Wollenberg; the "juego de registro", July Leesberg and Emperatriz Valencia Chavez; evaluating the acceptability of crop varieties prior to introduction, Patricia Ladipo; dry bean utilization and fuelwood conservation, Krista C. Shellie. Part 4 Extension, training and institutionalization.