Policy Toolkit on Promoting Gender Inclusion in Smart Agriculture

出品 Presenter : 亞太經濟合作(APEC) The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation  /  企劃 Planning : 行政院性別平等處 Department of Gender Equality, Executive Yuan、財團法人婦女權益促進發展基金會 Foundation for Women’s Rights Promotion and Development​​​​​​​
Production : 摩登星球影業 Modern Planet Productions  /  Executive Producer : 曹盛彥 Mocy Tsao  /  Screenwriter : 許雅婷 Yating Hsu  /  Producer : 陳珈錞 Chia Chun Chen  /  Post-Production Producer : 林宗毅 Tsungyi Lin

Design : 動工設計MOKRAFT + G.Production  /  Storyboard : 林宗毅 Tsungyi Lin、徐幼禹 Yu Yu Hsu  /  Illustrator : 鄭麗華 Li-Hua Cheng  /  Graphic Designer : 鄭麗華 Li-Hua Cheng  /  Animation Supervisor : 林思翰 Hans Lin  /   2D Animator : 鄭利豐 Li Feng Cheng   /  3D Animator : 黃芋軒 Taro Huang  /  Music Composer : 蔡秉衡 Hans Tsai  /  Sound Designer : 蔡秉衡 Hans Tsai  /  Sound Mixer : 蔡秉衡 Hans Tsai  /  錄音 : 奇奕果有限公司 Kiwi Audio & Visual Production Inc.  /  配音 : 龐態麗 Terri Pebsworth

Why a Policy Toolkit?

​​​​​​​This policy toolkit has been created to encourage more women to participate in and to address the digital divide within the smart agricultural industry, which will allow public and private sector decision makers to utilize gendered innovation approaches to create an enabling environment for women.

Smart agriculture can also assist governments through digital platforms to gather data so that public services can be delivered more effectively to poor, marginalized, or geographically-isolated women. However, technical innovations are not always designed with women’s needs in mind.

Whether smart agriculture reduces occupational segregation and income differences, or whether it instead creates a digital divide that exacerbates existing inequalities, will depend on policies and institutional changes governments make today. (FAO, 2010).“New Thinking” is needed in the agricultural sector to encourage women’s utilization of agricultural technology as well as their participation in green economies.Smart agriculture can create innovative jobs and provide a more flexible environment for women to join the workforce (World Bank, 2009).

Gendered Innovation Approaches are aimed at utilizing the gender analysis method to create new opportunities for reviewing the social aspects of the smart agriculture system, and to identify and address the fundamental issues that are restricting women from participating in the agricultural value chain.

By adopting modern systems and digitized tools, less manual labor is necessary in order to carry out agricultural work. Women could, therefore, save more time doing productive work or can spend such saved time tending to their other roles. Yet, while agricultural technologies are still in development, innovation must be created continuously with the effort of the public, private sectors, and the academies. We need to use all tools at our disposal to address this and policy must also play a role to dismantle barriers to women’s participation in smart agriculture and adoption of the smart agriculture technology.
To achieve technology innovation that includes women, it is necessary to understand their different needs and barriers. Not only sex and gender should be prioritized before designing programs and/ or products, also gender analysis bring us innovation which benefits both women and men. ​​​​​​​
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