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BIHAR, INDIA: Small-scale farming and gender-friendly agricultural technologies: the interplay between gender, labour, caste, policy and practice

BIHAR, INDIA: Small-scale farming and gender-friendly agricultural technologies: the interplay between gender, labour, caste, policy and practice | SRI Global News: Nov. 2023 - Jan. 2024 **sririce.org -- System of Rice Intensification | Scoop.it

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.

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Hansda, Regina. 2018. Small-scale farming and gender-friendly agricultural technologies: the interplay between gender, labour, caste, policy and practice. Gender, Technology and Development 21(3): 189-205. doi: 10.1080/09718524.2018.1434990 [For access to this subscription article, contact the author or join the SRI Research Network (it's free of charge).]

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SRI and Its Impacts on Women

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This is a recently uploaded handout by SRI-Rice that was prepared for our booth at the 4th International Rice Congress held last October in Bangkok, Thailand.

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INDIA: Woman conservationist from Odisha receives 'Nari Shakti Award'

INDIA: Woman conservationist from Odisha receives 'Nari Shakti Award' | SRI Global News: Nov. 2023 - Jan. 2024 **sririce.org -- System of Rice Intensification | Scoop.it

Sabarmatee, the founder of the NGO Sambhav in Odisha and long-time SRI advocate, was conferred with ‘Nari Shakti Award’,  India’s highest civilian honour for women. She received the award from the President of India, Ramnath Kovind, in New Delhi, on International Women's Day. Her NGO has organic training farms, where the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) is adapted to make it easier for women working in farmlands. The NGO is also credited with conserving and producing 452 indigenous varieties of rice, and converting 90 acres of wasteland into a forest.

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Sabarmatee explains some of her work on the effects of agricultural work on women in the video "Phumani:" https://vimeo.com/250170389

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