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Vol. 8, Issue 5 (2019)

Role of rural women in agriculture: A review

Author(s):
Manesh Rani, Manju Metha and Kavita Rani
Abstract:
Agriculture is the first culture that man learnt to practice as a means of living and a way of life. It is the primary sector of any economy. This sector employs 4/5th of all economically active women in the country. About 48% of India’s self-employed farmers are women. About 70% of farm work is performed by women. The rural women play a significant role in agriculture and other agro based activities like crop production, livestock production, horticulture, post-harvesting operations, agro/social forestry fisheries, and other allied sectors. It has been observed that women work every day for about 8-9 hours in agriculture and 4 hours in household activities and there are certain agricultural operations in which female agricultural workers are considered better than male. The present review complies the recent trends regarding various roles played by the women in agriculture sectors.
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How to cite this article:
Manesh Rani, Manju Metha, Kavita Rani. Role of rural women in agriculture: A review. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(5):205-207.

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