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Technological Empowerment of Women

N. Lalitha (Author) K. Raj Kumar (Author)
Synopsis Growth with equity demands concurrent attention to social, economic, ecological and gender dimension. Inspite of feminization of agriculture in developing countries, technology transfer to women specific occupation have received scant attention. Women farmers receive less extension services worldwide. The priorities of the women farmers are rarely reflected in agriculture research policies and when they are, this is often not translated into practice in agricultural development planning. An attempt is made in the book to asses the awareness, knowledge and adoption level of critical technologies among the participants and non-participant of TANWA program in wet, dry and hill areas, to identify the constraints faced by the TANWA beneficiaries and suggest measures to overcome them thereby making farm women technologically empowered.
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About the author

N. Lalitha

Dr. N. Lalitha holds M.A. degrees in Economics, Women’s studies and Gandhian thought, M.Ed., M.Phil and Ph.D. in Economics. She won Medal for securing first rank in M.A. (Women’s studies) at Mother Teresa Women’s University, Kodaikanal. Presently, Reader in the Faculty of Rural Development, Gandhigram rural Institute (D.U.) Gandhigram, she has presented papers in several International, National and Regional seminars and workshops. A seasoned teacher having nearly one and half decade of professional standing, she is the author of many research papers, articles, monographs and books on a variety of issues relating to empowerment of women, self help groups, micro credit, rural women and Rural Development. She has been involved in development projects with emphasis on alternate credit delivery systems and women’s empowerment. She has undertaken projects on women self help groups, women co-operatives and women in poverty alleviation programmes. She has been guiding scholars working for M.Phil and Ph.D. degree. She is in the network of Non Governmental SHG Federations. She has been involved in developmental projects with emphasis on alternate credit delivery systems. Currently, she is running an Action research project on Self Help Groups and Self Help promoting Institutions funded by CAPART and a research project on Micro credit Intervention and Women Empowerment funded by ICSSR.

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Bibliographic information

Title Technological Empowerment of Women
Format Hardcover
Date published: 05.01.2009
Edition 1
Language: English
isbn 8178886073
length viii+176p., Tables