Empowering Rural Women: Issues, Opportunities and Approaches

Empowering Rural Women: Issues, Opportunities and Approaches

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Book Specification

Item Code: UAJ390
Author: R.K. Samantha
Publisher: The Women Press, Delhi
Language: English
Edition: 2005
ISBN: 9788189110024
Pages: 255
Other Details 9.00 X 6.00 inch
Weight 520 gm

Book Description

About the Book
In most of the developing countries today, more and more emphasis is laid on the need for development of women and their active participation in the main stream of development process. It is also widely recognized that apart from managing household, bearing children, rural women bring income with productive activities. ranging from traditional work in the fields to working in factories or running small and petty businesses. They have also proven that they can be better entrepreneurs and development managers in any kind of human development activities. Therefore, it is important and utmost necessary to make rural women empowered in taking decisions to enable them to be in the central part of any human development process. empowerment of women also considered as an active process enabling women to realize their full identity and power in all spheres of life.

The present volume, consisting of 14 chapters contributed by renowned development experts, extension administrators, academics and policy makers from both developed and developing nations across the world, focusses the varied dimensions of empowering rural women as a central theme. The book is expected to be of great help to students, scholars, policy makers, women activists, development administrators and NGOs. working for rural development throughout the world.

About the Author
R.K. Samanta who served as Director, Agricultural Extension & Communication in National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), Hyderabad, India and Zonal Coordinator, Transfer of Technology Projects of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Bangalore, is presently the Acting Director of National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM), Hyderabad, India. By professional training Dr. Samanta is an Agricultural Extension Management and Communication specialist having degrees in B.Sc. (Ag.) Hons; M.Sc. (Ag.); Ph.D. (Agril. Extn.) and trained in India and USA at Cornell, Syracuse and the Ohio State Universities. Dr Samanta also has worked as an International Extension Consultant at Bangladesh under International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Austria.

Dr. Samanta has to his credit 17 books (authored & edited) and more than 136 research papers, professional communications and book chapters in the field of Agricultural Extension Management, Communication, Training, Organizational Renewal and Rural Development.

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