Gender analysis of agricultural labor in the mid-hills of Nepal and the implications for the adoption of conservation agriculture.

dc.contributorReed, B.en
dc.contributorRadovich, Theodore J. K.en
dc.contributorTamang, Bishal B.en
dc.contributor.authorHalbrendt, Jacquelineen
dc.contributor.departmentSustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (SANREM) Knowledgebaseen
dc.coverage.spatialHonoluluen
dc.coverage.spatialHawaiien
dc.coverage.spatialNepalen
dc.coverage.temporal2012 - 2013en
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-19T20:30:32Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-19T20:30:32Zen
dc.date.issued2013en
dc.description.abstractBecause women share much of the burden of agricultural production, it is critical to examine the impact that agricultural innovations will have on the distribution of labor between genders. Conservation agriculture has been identified as an innovation to improve agricultural production in the Mid-hills of Nepal by reducing erosion and increasing soil organic matter. This paper identifies the gendered distribution of agricultural labor in three Chepang tribal villages of central Nepal, in order to estimate the changes in labor required by conservation agriculture interventions, and assess the implications of labor shifts with respect to the potential for adoption of conservation agriculture practices. Three tribal villages in Chepang were surveyed, with the male and female heads for each household questioned separately to assess the labor hours from each gender for cropping activities under conventional and conservation agricultural systems. Field experiments were also conducted to determine labor hours necessary for the adoption of conservation agriculture practices. Conservation agriculture was found to increase women’s share of agricultural labor, with a greater increase for intercropping with conventional tillage than for intercropping and minimal tillage.en
dc.description.notesLTRA-11 (CAPS among tribal societies in India and Nepal)en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/msworden
dc.identifier7409en
dc.identifier.citationThe paper was presented at 22nd Annual Meeting and Conference of International Farm Business Management Association (IFAMA),16-20 June, 2013, Atlanta, GAen
dc.identifier.other7409_Halbrendt_IFAMA2013_final.docxen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/70199en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherHonolulu, HI: University of Hawaii, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Managementen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectConservation agricultureen
dc.subjectWomenen
dc.subjectTropical zonesen
dc.subjectIndigenous communityen
dc.subjectAgricultureen
dc.subjectRainfed agricultureen
dc.subjectMenen
dc.subjectGenderen
dc.subjectSustainable agricultureen
dc.subjectConservation tillageen
dc.subjectLocal knowledgeen
dc.subjectConservationen
dc.subjectSustainabilityen
dc.subjectFarming systemsen
dc.subjectCentral mid-hillsen
dc.subjectNepalen
dc.subjectChepang tribal communitiesen
dc.subjectGender based labor shiften
dc.subjectFarm/Enterprise Scaleen
dc.titleGender analysis of agricultural labor in the mid-hills of Nepal and the implications for the adoption of conservation agriculture.en
dc.title.alternativeGender analysis in Nepalen
dc.typeWorking paperen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
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