Women in Agricultural Development

Women in Agricultural Development
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Women in Agricultural Development

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PREFACE Agriculture is the stay of our econom y. The situation is likely to continue fo r a long tim e. There is need to im prove the productivity and perform ance of work and worker both. Rural w om en play an important role in the process. There participation is crucial while deep concern has been expressed in improving their working condition, knowledge, skills, access to technology, credit, extension and other support services. Despite significant contribution to num erous production, processing, storage and m arketing processes wom en don't fully benefit from developm ent efforts and endeavours. For bringing change and im provem ent it is essential to understand the grass root realities and field situation. Such an effort calls fo r in-depth analysis, field and micro level studies. The present book is an exercise in that direction. The book contains valuable information and research findings which have implications for future research, training, extension, education and policy intervention. The Agriculture Policy 2000 highlights incorporation of gender issues in agriculture, the National Policy on Em pow erm ent of wom en stress need to m ainstream gender perspective in developm ent process, and the Policy Fram ew ork fo r Agricultural Extension suggests m ainstream ing w om en in agriculture. T he various chapters in the book shall assist the reader in understanding the rural situation under whicn the w om en work along with the technologies and other support services that have been suggested and experim ented with. The book has been divided into two sections viz. Technologies and Practices, and Technology Dissem ination, Em powerm ent and Development. The first section has chapters on, technology generation system for w om en in agriculture, gender analysis of knowledge and adoption level am ong gram growers, gender perception on drudgery in cultivation of m ajor crops, acceptability of drudgery reducing farm im plem ents by w om en farm ers, agro technologies for drudgery removal of farm w om en, sericulture practices am ong tribal, energy usage pattern and im pact on rural w om en. The second section covers aspects of training for em pow erm ent of farm w om en, em pow erm ent through m ushroom production, agro processing for income and em ploym ent of farm wom en, adoption feasibility of fruit and vegetable processing technologies, effectiveness of training m ethods, interventions and econom ic em pow erm ent, technology dissem ination for w om en in agriculture, gender and sustainable developm ent in Bangladesh, role of w om en in agriculture in the Gambia, and adapted
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Training and Visit system in Zambia. Four of these chapters discuss