Dr. Mrs Winifred Kanu is a lecturer at the Department of Sociology Imo State University Owerri, in Nigeria. She holds B.Sc, M.Sc. and Ph.D degrees in Sociology. she also holds a Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in education. Her area of specialization is Rural Sociology. DR. Winifred Kanu is a Beneficiary of Small Grant for Ph.D Thesis Writing, granted by Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA). She has participated in academic seminars and workshops, and has also attended both national and international conferences. She has scholarly articles in reputable journals. Her areas of interest include: gender and food production, gender and access to production resources, gender and utilization of technology, gender and participation in socio-political and economic activities in rural areas. Dr. Mrs. Winifred Kanu is happily married with children.