Cameras to Train Rural Indian Women in Innovative Farming

Cameras to Train Rural Indian Women in Innovative Farming

by Vikas Vij
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Nearly 70% of the farming work in #India is performed by #women. How are they being trained? via @Justmeans #socent

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Monday, December 1, 2014 - 8:00am



Women in India are the major food producers, with about 78 percent of all economically active women engaged in agricultural activities. Nearly 70 percent of the farming work in India is performed by women. They play a critical role in main crop production, live-stock production, horticulture, forestry, and fishing.

About 100,000, largely male government and private agricultural experts are deployed across the country to teach modern farming techniques to Indian farmers. However, a World Bank report said that fewer than six percent of farmers have ever seen one, and women are usually excluded from such training sessions anyway.

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Vikas is a staff writer for the Sustainable Development news and editorial section on Justmeans. He is an MBA with 20 years of managerial and entrepreneurial experience and global travel. He is the author of "The Power of Money" (Scholars, 2003), a book that presents a revolutionary monetary economic theory on poverty alleviation in the developing world. Vikas is also the official writer for an international social project for developing nations "Decisions for Life" run in collaboration between the ILO, the University of Amsterdam and the Indian Institute of Management.