Crop improvement, Gender, Development Pathways, Poverty Dynamics, Natural resource management, Soil and nutrient management, Water management
Dryland cereals, Grain legumes
Asia (general info only)
Women's Day 2011: ICRISAT highlights the key role of women in agricultural development (03:38 min)
ICRISAT, gender, women
Resilient Dryland Systems
In South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, over 60% of women are engaged in agriculture, but climate change threatens their source of food and income. Women perform upto 80% of agricultural activities, yet their role is usually not recognized. However, their contribution is vital in reducing poverty and developing communities.
07 Mar 11