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Gender Analysis of Changing Agricultural Practices in Context of Return Male-Migration in Eastern Tarai of Nepal

Project title: Gender Analysis of Changing Agricultural Practices in Context of Return Male-Migration in Eastern Tarai of Nepal.

Supported by: International Water Management Institute (IWMI)

Duration: 21st Feb, 2016- 31st Oct, 2016

Study Area: Eastern Terai (Sunsari District)

Project Synopsis:

There is understanding that agriculture is slowly being feminized with increasing engagement of female in various agriculture roles due to male migration. It has led to change the traditional gender roles. The empirical scenario also reflects that migration always may not permanent and accompanied by return process. . Hence, it is still obscure about what happens to that changed gender role when the male migrant returns to home society. This study will systematically explore the micro level shifting of gender roles during migration and after migrant returns. This understanding will also contribute in identifying the challenges, barriers and mechanism for improved gender-equitable.

The general objective of the project is to explore the changing gender roles in agricultural practices and land tenure in context of migration

  • What aspects of agricultural practices and land tenure witness the shift over gender roles due to migration?
  • To analyze the gender roles in reference to male migration and after their return to home society.
  • How the gender roles are determined at household level during male migration and after their return to home society in agriculture sector?