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Title: Appendices  
Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Language: English
Subject: United Nations., Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. FAO agriculture series, Agriculture
Collections: United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization Collection
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Publisher: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations; Digitizer: Fao


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Excerpt: Appendix Table 1: APP Strategies to improve participation of women Items Priority Present situation Recommended Strategies Irrigation ? Disproportionately low involvement of women in irrigation management ? Weak access to irrigation development is low ? Include women in water users? groups ? Direct training to O&M of irrigation system Fertilizer ? Low supply ? Not easily available ? Widen access to credit ? Include women staff in fertilizer cell ? Conduct research specifically focused on women?s role in fertilizer use and distribution to increase their participation Technology ? Lack of location specific technology ? Ineffective dissemination ? Design technology that can help reduce the workload of women in the form of household and labour activities ? Increase employment of women extension agents and encourage professionals to reach women farmers Inputs Credit ? Lack of ownership of assets ? Women as best borrowers in terms of repayment of loans ? Provide a high rate of subsidy on irrigation loans to women ? Create a 10% mandatory loan for women Livestock sector ? Poor access ? Improve access to extension, marketing, credit, and other activities ? Increase access to time saving technologies ? Develop a sound planning system to enable women farmers to participate in all stages of production and marketing and in extension education activities High-value crops ? Poor access ? Increase involvement of women in research and trails of high value crops. ? Improve access to in extension activities. ? Increase access to time saving technologies Agribusiness ? Train women in entrepreneurial and operational skills ? Provide market information concerning price, quality, and regulator standards. Outputs Forestry ? Inclusion of women in forestry activities ? design of agro-forestry programmes for extensive involvement of women 3 Other areas 3.1 Credit ? Lack of ownership of assets ? Provide high rate of subsidy on irrigation loan ...


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