Technology for Poverty Alleviation in Thailand

August 2003

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)


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FAO-UNDP THA/00/002: SPPD: Gender Responsive Technology Framework for Poverty Alleviation: 2001-2003

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Executive Summary


1. Introduction

1.1 Conceptual framework: Gender Responsive Technology
1.2 Methodology
1.3 Study sites

2. Gender roles and technology use

2.1 Gender roles and technology use in agricultural production
2.2 Gender roles and technology use in post-harvesting and processing
2.3 Gender roles and technology use in household production
2.4 Key findings: Impact of gender roles on access to technology and training
2.5 Rural women’s technology needs

3. Role of institutions in technology transfer and resource support

3.1 Gender differences in access to local organizations
3.2 Gender differences in access to external institutions
3.3 Gender constraints in access to technology

4. Sources of gender-responsive technology and related support services

4.1 Role of government organizations in technology transfer
4.2 Role of Agricultural Technology Transfer Centres
4.3 Role of NGOs in technology transfer
4.4 Role of community-based organizations in technology transfer
4.5 Role of academic institutions in technology transfer
4.6 Rural woman’s access to sources of information and technology

5. Review of policies related to gender-responsive technology

5.1 National policy framework for poverty reduction and growth
5.2 Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives
5.3 Financial institutions and policies
5.4 Ministry of Education
5.5 Ministry of Interior
5.6 Ministry of Public Health
5.7 Department of Public Welfare, Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare
5.8 Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research
5.9 Key findings of the policy review

6. Recommendations to support gender responsive technology for poverty alleviation

7. National policy dialogue

8. Conclusion

Annex 1

Annex 2