January 25, 2003

2003: Highlight # 4

Despite high involvement in irrigated agriculture, women's participation in irrigation institutions is often very limited. Upadhyay explores options for mainstreaming gender... 

Poverty, Gender, and Water Issues in Irrigated Agriculture and Irrigation Institutions

Mainstreaming Gender in Water Resources Management

Bhawana Upadhyay

Poverty alleviation goes hand in hand with gender integration as it takes into account different needs of women and men and balances the scale through equitable distribution.

A systematic analysis of linkages and inter-relationships between poverty, gender, and water in local, regional, and central levels is needed before designing gender sensitive-programmes.

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