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The guidebook attempts to broaden thinking about gender and farming systems. These concepts are explored to widen understanding of the complex relationships that comprise households, agroecosystems and the way rural resources are managed. Four learning steps are presented: your concept of a farming system; farm household's concept of a farming system; farm households and gender relationships; and farm households and agroecosystems.

Women in India are involved in various facets of shrimp (Penaeus monodon; Penaeus indicus) farming, including pond construction, seed collection, collection of feed materials and preparation of feeds, pond maintenance and post-harvest handling. This study indicates that 40% of laborers involved in shrimp farm construction are women. The various roles of women in shrimp farming are also described.

Este manual intenta ampliar la manera de pensar en genero y sistemas de produccion. Estos conceptos se exploran para ampliar el entendimiento de las complejas relaciones que encierran los hogares y agroecosistemas, y la forma en que se manejan los recursos rurales. Este entendimiento tendra implicaciones a largo plazo para la investigacion, porque ayuda a los investigadores a ver por clue los esfuerzos de investigacion en el pasado no I legaban a cubrir las necesidades e intereses.

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