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Closing the gender gap 

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Resource ID

18910

Access

Open

Contributed by

B.Muralidhar

Topics

Gender, Market Access and Value Chains, Seed systems

Crops

Dryland cereals, Grain legumes

Systems

Farming Systems, Livelihood Systems

Locations

Uganda

CSR Activity

No

Global Date

20 Sep 21

Title

Closing the gender gap

Keywords

gender, farming practices, women farmers, seeds of improved varieties, improved market linkages

Language

English

Size of PDF

69 kB

Author/Key contact

SMCO staff

Story Source

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/closing-the-gender-gap/articleshow/86080942.cms

Publishing Location

Country

Story Lead Center

ICRISAT

Type

Science

URL/Link

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/closing-the-gender-gap/articleshow/86080942.cms

Description

Icrisat’s projects also attempted to close the ‘gender gap’ in farming practices by looking at ways to improve the access of women-led farm households and women farmers to seeds of improved varieties, and improved market linkages for women. “The traits preferred by women farmers in the crops were also identified for integrating into breeding of the new varieties,” said Icrisat’s deputy director general, Dr Arvind Kumar. For example, in Uganda, the project explored the traits of seeds that appeal most to women, such as beans that take less time to cook, resulting in less fuel use and saves time.

Date (Date published/released/created if known)

20 Sep 21

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