Category Archives: Rice research

The hand that rocks the thresher

On the sidelines “Women from poor farming and landless households contribute 20–75% of the labor required for rice production in Asia,” explained Thelma Paris, senior IRRI scientist on gender analysis. “Unfortunately, gender inequalities in relation to access to resources and … Continue reading

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IFPRI Gender Blog

CG center IFPRI (International Food Policy Research Institute) is facilitating a Gender and Food Policy blog (  The blog aims to consolidate and serve as an information portal and share topics of gender and food policy (including issues such as … Continue reading

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Contributions of Social Science Perspective in Rice Research and Technology Development in eastern India. Challenges and Opportunities to Make a Difference

by Paris, T. Lead Paper presented at the International Conference  on Social Science Perspective in Agricultural Research and Development, New Delhi, India, February 15-18, 2006. Organized by VARDAN in collaboration with International Food Policy Research Institute. Over the years, the … Continue reading

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Gender analysis in crop-animal research

by Paris, T. (1995) in Devendra, C.Sevilla, C. (eds.). Crop-animal interaction: proceedings, – Los Banos, Laguna (Philippines). For the past years, increased attention has been given to the important roles of rural women in Asian agriculture. Except in land preparation and … Continue reading

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Process of technology development and transfer to women: a case study of the microrice mill in Guimba, Nueva Ecija, Philippines

Paris, T.R.,Diaz, C.P.,Hossain, M.,Vasallo, A.B. (International Rice Research Inst., Los Banos, Laguna (Philippines) A paper presented in the Conference International Workshop on Enhancing Incomes of Rural Women Through Suitably Engineered Systems, Los Banos, Laguna (Philippines), 10-13 May 1994. Studies show … Continue reading

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