Gender

Gender
Dec202016

Farmers, farm women or farmers’ wives?

Written by // Sujata Ganguly Categories // Gender

Women play an important and active role in farming. There is no doubt about that. When scouring through current literature however, what is most noticeable is how we have tried to define women’s involvement in agriculture; their roles and responsibilities

Mar182016

Are women-only training sessions more effective than mixed-group ones?

Written by // Sujata Ganguly Categories // Gender

Are women-only training sessions more effective than mixed-group ones? Training is a key part of the Stress-Tolerant Rice for Africa and South Asia (STRASA) project. A gender component has been developed to systematically reach women across all of STRASA’s activities through training.

Aug202014

Women introduce mechanized farming in Bihar

Written by // Sonia Akter Categories // Gender

Women introduce mechanized farming in Bihar A group of women farmers from Bihar challenged the traditional concept of agricultural services being a male-dominant enterprise by becoming the very first agricultural service providers in India this year.

Jul072016

Towards a comprehensive understanding of changing gender roles

Written by // Sujata Ganguly Categories // Gender

Changing gender roles and responsibilities is an important topic of discussion in the world of agricultural research for development today.

Mar082016

Women find identity, path of progress, as farmers

Written by // Sujata Ganguly, Sugandha Munshi Categories // Gender

Women find identity, path of progress, as farmers Gender inclusion is one of the priorities for IRRI and hence, it received a significant focus in both research and outreach activities.

Jul072016

Community nursery offers means for economic empowerment of women farmers

Written by // Sugandha Munshi Categories // Gender

Community nursery offers means for economic empowerment of women farmers Women-focused intervention plays a pivotal role in IRRI’s work with farmers. With the climate changing, innovation that results in better management practices for farmers is essential.

Nov272014

Women at the heart of technology delivery in the remote tribal villages of Odisha

Written by // Sonia Akter Categories // Gender

Women at the heart of technology delivery in the remote tribal villages of Odisha It is not just about including women but, rather, about the strong social inclusion of the most vulnerable, marginalized, and left out.