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Role of Women in Agriculture: Technology-led, Gender Sensitive Policy Options

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  • Singh, K M
  • Kumari, Priyanka
  • Ahmad, Nasim
  • Shekhar, Dibyanshu

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Agriculture occupies a key position in Indian economy providing a source of livelihood for a majority of the population. Successes in agricultural front with high production levels, especially in food grains have indeed been achieved. Women in India are the backbone of the society and important resource in agriculture and rural economy. They make essential contributions to the agricultural development and allied and household activities and pursue multiple livelihood strategies. These activities include producing agricultural crop, cleaning animals, preparing food, working in rural enterprises, engaging in trade and marketing, caring family members and maintaining their homes. Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Govt. of India has policy provisions like joint leasing for both domestic and agricultural land under National policy for farmers, however in practice it has made little difference at ground level. There is still a wide gender gap which has to be addressed properly for overall development of women. The paper tries to analyze the policy options available for a gender sensitive agricultural policy which can not only empower women but also ensure sustainable agricultural development.

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  • Singh, K M & Kumari, Priyanka & Ahmad, Nasim & Shekhar, Dibyanshu, 2019. "Role of Women in Agriculture: Technology-led, Gender Sensitive Policy Options," MPRA Paper 98070, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Dec 2019.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:98070
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    Keywords

    Gender issues; Natural Resource Management; Gender policy; Technology-led development;

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    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
    • O29 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - Other
    • O38 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Government Policy

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