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Women, Technology and Development
Editor(s): Padma Vasudevan, Satyawati Sharma, V. P. Sharma, Monica Verma

ISBN:    978-81-8487-449-5 
Publication Year:   2015
Pages:   298
Binding:   Hard Back
Dimension:   160mm x 240mm
Weight:   630

About the book

WOMEN, TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT is a compendium of sixteen chapters covering topics ranging from women health issues to utilization of renewable sources of energy and employment generation. It deals with the strategies for the technical, economic and social empowerment of women and their overall development in the current situation, with emphasis on the role of technologies. Women have unique health care needs and are responsible for health care of both themselves and their family. The importance of nutritional and medicinal values of traditional food plants, safe drinking water and control of diseases caused by vectors are hence presented. Information on green technologies viz. bio fertilizers and bio pesticides would help women in practicing safe agriculture. Chapters on biogas and solar energy would educate them on the use of these renewable sources of energy for cooking, lighting, electricity generation and other applications. The activities namely sericulture, mushroom cultivation, vermicomposting, development of biopesticidal formulations, fodder production and conservation and processing of non-timber forest products could be of use in enhancing their income. Some successful case studies on using Information and Communication Technology (ICT) have also been included. This book should serve as a useful source of information for women empowerment.

Table of Contents

Preface / Acknowledgement / WOMEN, FOOD AND NUTRITION: Role of Edible Food Plants in Women’s Nutrition and Health / Aspergillus species, Carcinogenic Mold in Peanuts: A Global Health Threat / WOMEN AND HEALTHCARE: Women and Drinking Water Quality in India: An Overview / Malaria Prevalence, Treatment and Control in India / WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE: Biofertilizer Technology for Sustainable Agriculture / Green Technologies for Women in Agriculture / Botanical Based Pesticide Formulations / Fodder Production and Conservation: A Potential Source of Livelihood for Women / WOMEN, ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT: Biogas Technologies and Women / Solar Energy: Women Centric Applications / Waste Treatment in Food Processing Industries / INCOME GENERATING TECHNOLOGIES FOR WOMEN: Processing of Mahua Flowers to Generate Employment for Rural Women: A Case Study / Sericulture: A Women Friendly Enterprise / Mushroom Cultivation and Women Entrepreneurship: Prospects and Challenges / Gender Development and Information and Communication Technology / WOMEN, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY: Science, Technology and Women for National Development: An Overview.


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