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Women farmer participatory testing and evaluation of the IRRI 6-row rice transplanter in Rupandehi District: Preliminary report

By: Gami, V.K | Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maiz y Trigo (CIMMYT), Mexico DF (Mexico).
Contributor(s): Hobbs, P.R.|Rajbhandari, N.P | Justice, S.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookAnalytics: Show analyticsPublisher: Mexico, DF (Mexico) NARC|CIMMYT|Rice-Wheat System Research Consortium : 1998ISBN: 970-648-014-5.Subject(s): Crop management | Evaluation | Female labour | Nepal | Oryza sativa | Role of women | Testing | Transplanting | Weed control | CIMMYT | IRRIDDC classification: 338.16 Summary: Rupandehi farmers with holdings of all sizes are experiencing labor shortages in the paddy season, especially during rice transplanting. The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) 6-row rice transplanter is used with mat-type rice seedlings in puddled soil for rice transplanting. It has the advantages of requiring less precise land preparation, creating conditions for better water and weed control, allowing farmers to plant seedlings 15-20 days earlier, and reducing the drudgery inherent in transplanting rice by hand. Farmers' current practice is very labor intensive, requiring about 20-30 laborers per day per hectare. This high labor input often results in labor shortages. It is felt that the mechanization of transplanting can be addressed by appropriate technology: Locally manufactured and quite probably gender-neutral rice transplanters based on the design provided by IRRI. The potential negative impact of displacing rural labor would mostly be felt by women, who are the main source of labor in the transplanting season. Therefore, this program targeted women farmers.Collection: CIMMYT Publications Collection
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Rupandehi farmers with holdings of all sizes are experiencing labor shortages in the paddy season, especially during rice transplanting. The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) 6-row rice transplanter is used with mat-type rice seedlings in puddled soil for rice transplanting. It has the advantages of requiring less precise land preparation, creating conditions for better water and weed control, allowing farmers to plant seedlings 15-20 days earlier, and reducing the drudgery inherent in transplanting rice by hand. Farmers' current practice is very labor intensive, requiring about 20-30 laborers per day per hectare. This high labor input often results in labor shortages. It is felt that the mechanization of transplanting can be addressed by appropriate technology: Locally manufactured and quite probably gender-neutral rice transplanters based on the design provided by IRRI. The potential negative impact of displacing rural labor would mostly be felt by women, who are the main source of labor in the transplanting season. Therefore, this program targeted women farmers.

Conservation Agriculture Program

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9901|AGRIS 9901|R98-99ANALY

Jose Juan Caballero

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