Farm women are the backbone of Indian agriculture and cater more than seventy-five per cent of farm operations, at home or on field. But, they are the unsung contributors and mostly remain overlooked. The nutritional management and healthcare of farm women merit an epitomized attention so that both food security and social security can be ensured for all, not only for the gender only. The book is the resultant of an arduous research work on farm women of Bengal from an ecological and social perspective. The target populations are farmwomen, mostly from a marginal land category and are thriving in different operating agro-ecosystems. Some important indicators as well as variables have been empirically tested at ground levels, estimated through multivariate analysis to see as to how and where this variable can offer a strong micro level policy implication for the sustainable health and nutrition management of farm women in a multi-layer reality.
Dr. Sunanda Biswas , born in 1983, is presently working as assistant Professor, Department of Food & Nutrition Acharya Prafulla Chandra College, New Barrack pore West Bengal. She has been in teaching and research in the areas of community nutrition and public health for more than ten years. She has published 17 research papers so far in national and international journals and attended several seminars and conferences at national and international levels as well.
To her credit the awards or recognitions are Young women in Science award by Venus International Founding Chennai, 2018 and Ambedkar Social Service Award form Indian Academic Researchers Association 2019. She is also being involved in different extension and community mobilization programmers.
Prof. (Dr.) S.K. Acharya, former Head, Dept. of Agri. Extension and Director, Extension Education, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, WB, born on 6thOctober, 1960, started his career as Assistant Professor at BCKV in 1988 and has been in teaching, research and extension over 30 years. An erudite teacher and an elegant speaker, Prof. Acharya, the topper in his M.Sc (Ag) academic career in Agril. Extension, is internationally acclaimed for his unique research domain of Social Entropy and Energy Metabolism, Social Ecology and Environmental Sociology, Enterprise Ecology Framework, Farm Stewardships: The Transition from Conservation, Technology Socialization Process, and The Social Ecology of Livelihood, which have got tremendous policy’s well as scholastic importance. Research Publication: 169 in National and International Journals. Book Publication: 73 books authored/co-authored, covering topics Participatory Extension Planning and Management; Value addition and quality management, Extension Strategy for Natural Resource Management; Horticulture Management with Quality Issues, Technology Socialization Process; Fish Biodiversity; Income and Livelihood; Enterprise Management and Entrepreneurship Building; Women's participation in Panchayat; Gender Issues in Floriculture; Technology gap in Floriculture; Enterprise Synergy in Agriculture; Disaster Management; Social Metabolism, Farm Energy Metabolism, Community Perception on Climate Change, Social Entropy and Chaos, Research Areas of Publication: Community Forest Management and Role performance by EDC and FPC; Social forestry and community participation (paper published in Indian Forester); Technology Diffusion and Socialization, Primary Education :Dropout Problem, Nutrition and Livelihood; Fish Ecology and Community Indexing of Fish Biodiversity; Indigenous Knowledge and Wisdom Analysis; Development Communication; Diffusion Approach in Forestry and Animal Enterprise; PRA, PLA, BME, etc. Membership of Distinction: Chancellor Nominee on selection committee; Member of Agriculture Commission; Marketing and Extension Sub-Committee, Govt. of West Bengal; Expert member WWF projects in BTR (Buxa Tiger Reserve Project);Expert member; DFID project on Primary Education (DPEP); REIA, Visited Italy, France, Germany, China , Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Delivered 13 Keynote addresses in International Congress, Chaired 17 Sessions in International conferences, Editors of a score of national and international journals. He has so far been awarded with 9 best paper awards in National and International Conferences, Organizing Secretary of two International Conferences, held in the years, 2016 & 2018, Jointly Organized by Department of Agricultural Extension, BCKV, WB and Krishisanskriti, New Delhi. He has also been honoured to be selected as the Convener of Panel (PE-32)entitled The hunger , poverty and silence, of IUAES, University of Manchester, UK, 2013 .Co-PI of ICAR and World Bank funded project CAAST on Conservation Agriculture. So far he has successfully guided 14 Ph.D scholars from BCKV, CU,KU, Vidyasagar University.
Dr. Minati Sen, M.Sc., PhD. worked as Professor in the Department Home Science, University of Calcutta. She was also head of that Department. She has about 33 years teaching experience in UG and PG level. She published 33 Research papers and articles in different National and International Journals and attended different conferences and presented research papers in different National and International Seminars. She also organized different seminars at National level as well as delivered lectures as Resource Person in national level Refresher, TOT program. She has been actively engaged in community nutrition and public health research. She has guided 10 Ph.D. scholars completed 3 research projects. Dr. Sen is member of different professional bodies and she has continuous involvement in different academic bodies.