Synopsis:The project involved a comprehensive six-month regional survey focusing on post-harvest and food processing technologies for women in agriculture across various countries in the Asia-Pacific region. The study aimed to assess the challenges faced by women in accessing and utilizing farm tools and machinery and develop strategies for gender-sensitive agricultural practices.
Narrative of the Project Description:
Background:Despite women’s significant contribution to the agricultural workforce, their access to suitable farm tools and machinery was limited, leading to increased labor intensity and reduced productivity. The UN RNAM, under ESCAP, commissioned the survey to better understand the issues and devise inclusive solutions.
Objectives:– Assess the status of women in agriculture, specifically their access to post-harvest and food processing technologies.
– Identify challenges faced by women farmers in utilizing farm tools and machinery.
– Explore opportunities for gender-sensitive designs in agricultural practices and machinery.
– Develop a comprehensive strategy to address gender disparities in agricultural technologies.