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Women in Farming: How Information and Communication Technologies are Changing the Lives of Women Farmers in Bangladesh

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Title: Women in Farming: How Information and Communication Technologies are Changing the Lives of Women Farmers in Bangladesh
Author: Arafat, A S M Easir
Department: Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Program: Sociology
Advisor: Nelson, Erin
Abstract: This research focuses on the experiences of using ICTs by rural Bangladeshi women farmers, and what impact these tools have on their lives. This is a mixed-method research and utilized the Gender and Development Approach as a theoretical framework. The findings demonstrate that many Bangladeshi rural women are engaged in agricultural activities to alleviate poverty and meet their households’ food needs. However, even after making a substantial contribution to their families and to agriculture, women farmers do not get due recognition either from the state or from society. As a result, they are deprived of various agricultural supports and services, and are unable to use their full potential in agriculture. However, some women farmers are overcoming some of the challenges they face in agriculture by using ICTs such as mobile phones and the internet. In some cases, these technologies are also making them vulnerable both in the family and community.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10214/20731
Date: 2020-08
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
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