Energy Use and Women’s Work in Agriculture: Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions


Nathan, Dev, Manjula M., R. Rengalakshmi, and Govind Kelkar. 2018. “Energy Use and Women’s Work in Agriculture: Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions.” Economic and Political Weekly 53 (17): 79-86.

Authors: Dev Nathan, Manjula M., R. Rengalakshmi, Govind Kelkar


"Changes in women’s use of energy in agriculture, in the spheres of crop production and social reproduction, can bring about a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. Two technological changes—the shift from household cooking with carbon-emitting solid biomass fuels to liquified petroleum gas as a clean cooking fuel; and the shift from methane-emitting flooded rice cultivation to the System of Rice Intensification with electricity-based alternate wetting and drying—have been considered in this regard. The changes in women’s roles and energy use accompanying these technological interventions have been examined" (Nathan, M, Rengalakshmi, and Kelkar 2018, 79).

Topics: Agriculture, Gender, Women, Households, Infrastructure, Energy

Year: 2018

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