BIHAR, INDIA: Small-scale farming and gender-friendly agricultural technologies: the interplay between gender, labour, caste, policy and practice | SRI Global News: February - April 2024 **sririce -- System of Rice Intensification |

Author Regina Hansda examines the interplay among gender, labour, and technology within an emerging, alternative, rice-growing technique called the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) to understand how in situations of agrarian transition, technology affects and influences social dynamics. The weeder, is seemingly suitable for smallholder farmers, and often projected as a gender-friendly device. The paper discusses how intersections of gender, caste and class issues even within agro-ecological farming practices can result in experiences can be highly differentiated.