ICAR-Central Institute for Women in Agriculture (ICAR-CIWA) is an institution first of its kind in India that is exclusively devoted to gender related research in agriculture. Established as National Research Centre for Women in Agriculture (NRCWA) in April 1996 at Bhubaneswar (Odisha) under Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, following the recommendation of the Working Group on Agricultural Research and Education, constituted by the Planning Commission for the formulation of the 8th Five Year Plan (1992-97), the institute has been undertaking research on various issues affecting women’s role and participation and the emerging opportunities in agriculture. It focuses on participatory action research in different technology-based thematic areas involving farm women to make farm technologies suitable for them. The Institute also takes up activities to catalyze and facilitate research and development institutions to bring farm women perspective in their research and development programmes. The Directorate has been upgraded and renamed as “ICAR-Central Institute for Women in Agriculture” (ICAR-CIWA) in the year 2014   More..



Expert systems on crop and animal enterprises
Pro-active gender sensitive ICT strategy is imperative to build the capacities of the women in agriculture and to improve their livelihoods. Considering the importance of ICT for women, DRWA had taken up a network project on 'Development of Expert System for Crop and Animal Enterprises' with ZPD-VIII, Bangalore, TANUVAS, Chennai and TNAU.
Glycemic food products for Diabetes
Protective clothing for farm workers
Riding and sitting type pedalling system in DRWA maize dehusker-sheller


Dr. Jatinder Kishtwaria

Farmers' Corner

Easy to startCIWA is carrying out basic, strategic and applied research on various gender related issues in agriculture and allied sectors




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