Invite: One Week Field-Work with Foundation for Agrarian Studies

The Foundation for Agrarian Studies is a charitable trust based in India and established in 2003. Its major objectives are to facilitate and sponsor multi-disciplinary theoretical and empirical enquiry in the field of agrarian studies in India and elsewhere in less-developed countries. As a network of academics and other scholars, it is supported by progressive corporate organisations and donor agencies that are interested in promoting research to eradicate hunger, poverty, and malnutrition, promote gender equality, and research on measures to reduce social and economic inequalities.

The Foundation has undertaken a research project titled “Women’s Work in Agriculture and Rural Production in India”. This project will examine the secondary and primary sources of data in order to understand women’s work in different agricultural and non-agricultural occupations. One component of the project will be based on labour diaries of women in selected villages. The labour diary follows the time-use methodology and each selected woman will be interviewed several times a day for one week continuously. Under the project, the Foundation has already surveyed two villages in the state of Karnataka — Siresandra in Kolar District, and Alabujanahalli in Mandya district.

We are now planning to make a second visit to Alabujanahalli, to capture the work of women during the paddy harvesting season in the village, and require for female field investigators, with a fluency in the Kannada language, for the purpose.

The project will pay will for all transport, food, accommodation, plus Rs 400 per day per Investigator. All candidates will undergo a one  days of training at the office of the Foundation at Bengaluru after which about 4 candidates will be chosen for the survey. Food, accommodation, charges for local transport plus Rs 200 per day will be provided for all candidates who are selected for training.

The tentative date for training is January 3, 2018. The tentative dates for the survey are: January 4 to January 10, 2018.


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