Workshop for Finalization of Research Programmes of AICRP on Women in Agriculture and ICAR- CIWA

     A two-days Workshop for finalization of research projects of AICRP on Women in Agriculture and Collaborative Research Projects of ICAR-Central Institute for Women in Agriculture (ICAR-CIWA) was organized at ICAR-CIWA,
Bhubaneswar during 30-31 August, 2019.Dr. S. K. Srivastava, Director, ICAR CIWA in his address suggested that the research programmes should be problem solving and addresses the needs of the society. He also highlighted that there will be convergence of AICRP and CIWA programmes. Dr. K. N. Agarwal, Project Coordinator of AICRP on Ergonomics and Safety in Agriculture, ICAR-CIAE, Bhopal participated as an expert and offered valuable inputs for shaping the project proposals. He suggested to assess what social aspects of women are hindering their participation in mechanization in agriculture.

The two-days workshop was graced by the participation of Dr. Narendra Singh Rathore, Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor, MPUAT, Udaipur and Former DDG, (Agril Education), ICAR, New Delhi as the Chief Guest.

In his address, Dr. Rathore expressed that out of the 65 AICRPs operating in ICAR, this AICRP on Women in Agriculture is unique, and the only project having welfare of women in agriculture as its major thrust area. He advised the Scientist to have scholastic approach in their works for empowering women. The AICRP projects should be taken up on research mode, rather than on extension domain. He also stressed to have right type of transparency in implementing the projects.
Earlier, Dr. Lipi Das, Chairperson, EFC and SIC, AICRP (HS) delivered welcome address and highlighted about the purpose of organizing this workshop. At the outset she presented the new project proposals under programme mode finalized for AICRP as well as for CIWA. Ms. Gayatri Moharana, Member-Secretary, AICRP cell proposed vote of thanks. Shri Janardan Biswal, AFAO, ICAR-CIWA also participated in the workshop and presented the financial matters of AICRP on Women in Agriculture.
Scientists from all the 13 AICRP units and ICAR-CIWA participated in the workshop and presented the projects/ collaborative projects in programme mode under the following 5 programmes and the projects were finalized for the EFC 2020-25.
Standardization of Methodologies for Livelihood Analysis in the Context of Farm Women  
Community-based Technological Interventions for Livelihood Security and Entrepreneurship Development for Farm Women 
Developing Vulnerability Framework for Women in Agriculture and Appropriate Interventions for drudgery reduction 
Assessment, Development and Popularization of NRM-based Technologies for Multiplying Income and Skills of Women in Agriculture.
Food and Nutritional Security including Water, Health and Sanitation