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000013059 037__ $$a3846
000013059 041__ $$aEnglish
000013059 100__ $$aBantilan, C.
000013059 100__ $$aPadmaja, R.
000013059 245__ $$aEmpowerment through technology: Gender dimensions of social capital build-up in Maharashtra, India
000013059 260__ $$c2007
000013059 260__ $$bCAPRi Working Paper, February 2007 http://dlc.dlib.indiana.edu/archive/00002148/00/capriwp63.pdf
000013059 490__ $$aReport
000013059 507__ $$aMFOLL
000013059 520__ $$aThis paper explores how and to what extent women and men have benefited from the build-up of social capital in technology uptake, and the role of women in this process. Using a case study on Groundnut Production Technology (GPT) in Maharashtra, India, a systematic documentation of the process by which farmers and as well as the whole community became empowered through the build-up of social capital. The focus of the paper is on collective action as a mechanism to stimulate gender equitable change processes.
The paper concludes that social networks played a crucial mediating role in the process of technology uptake. The build-up of social capital played an important role in influencing impacts from the technology because of the ways in which social networks and social relationships facilitated technology dissemination. Gender relations played a significant role in mediating the translation of economic benefits into well being of the individual, the family and community. Finally, it is suggested that further insights into the role of social networks and power relations in the village may be examined in greater detail by establishing the village network architecture, especially marginalized groups.<br />
000013059 653__ $$aagriculture
000013059 653__ $$acommunity based approach
000013059 653__ $$adevelopment
000013059 653__ $$aeconomy
000013059 653__ $$agender
000013059 653__ $$aIndia
000013059 653__ $$anetworking
000013059 653__ $$aparticipation
000013059 653__ $$atechnology
000013059 653__ $$awomen
000013059 650__ $$aMountain technology
000013059 691__ $$aMountain technology
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000013059 8564_ $$uhttp://lib.icimod.org/record/13059/files/3846.pdf
000013059 980__ $$aREPORT