Category Archives: technology adoption

The Impact of Technologies on Women in Asian Rice Farming

by Paris, T.  Book chapter from Impact of Rice Research Pingali P, Hossain M, editors. 1998. Impact of rice research. Proceedings of the International Conference on the Impact of Rice Research, 3-5 Jun 1996, Bangkok, Thailand. Thailand Development Research Institute, Bangkok, Thailand, … 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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Women’s Roles and Needs in Changing Rural Asia with Emphasis on Rice-Based Agriculture

by Thelma Paris This paper describes the importance of agriculture, rice production and women’s roles in rice-based agriculture. It also discusses major threats to rice-based agriculture and consequences on poor rural women, among others, natural disasters and climate change, and … Continue reading

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Technologies for Improving Rural Livelihoods in Rainfed Systems in South Asia

EDITED BY Zahirul Islam, Mahabub Hossain, Thelma Paris, Bill Hardy, Joyce Gorsuch Hundreds of millions of rural poor in Bangladesh, India,and Nepal derive their food security and livelihoodsfrom the 25 million hectares of the eastern Gangetic Plains devoted to farming systems based mainly on rainfed … Continue reading

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Labor Substitution in Philippine Rice Farming Systems: An Analysis of Gender Work Roles

S. J. Tisch and T. R. Paris (1994) Rural Sociology Volume 59 Issue 3, Pages 497 – 514 The effect of rice technology adoption on gender work roles of husbands and wives is examined in two rice ecosystems in the Philippines. Technology use is likely to be less … Continue reading

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