System of Promoting Appropriate National Dynamism
for Agriculture and Nutrition

Rural Women and Agriculture

Women play an important role in agriculture. As per the Food and Agriculture Organisation, women's contribution to Indian agriculture stands at about 32 per cent.

Women are involved in 48 per cent agriculture-related employment whereas 7.5 crore women are playing a significant role in milk production and livestock management.

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  • Need for Bridging a Gap Between Agriculture and Manufacturing Sector

    user  Jayshree Sengupta
    time  On 01 May 2018   

    Jayshree Sengupta is a Senior Fellow (Associate) working with Observer Research Foundation’s Economy and Development Programme. Her work focuses on the Indian economy and development, regional cooperation related to the SAARC, BRICS, ASEAN and EU groupings, social sectors like health, education and unemployment, and women and development. In the interview with her, she has highlighted on the plight of women agricultural labourers in India. She also talked about how women will be affected after adoption of new technology and also emphasized on more investment and more jobs to be created especially in countryside from both public and private sectors.

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  • Dietary Diversity and Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture in India

    user  Nithya D J
    time  On 01 Apr 2018   

    Nithya D J is a Nutritionist at MSSRF with a doctorate degree in Food Science and Nutrition from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University. She has worked as Research Associate at the Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology and Agricultural Engineering College in the field of Food Processing and Technology. Nithya has experience of training potential women entrepreneurs on value addition. Nithya is also responsible for the nutrition status monitoring surveys and nutrition education at various levels under LANSA. In an interview with her, she explained mainly about dietary diversity practices in India and also stressed emphasis on nutritional sensitive agriculture for more intake of nutritional requirement.

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