Gender participation in post-harvest activities of rice by the tribal farm families
S Lakra, Dr. MA Khan, M Dubey and L Ahirwar
Post-harvesting is a concluding activity in agriculture to secure foods and other crops. The objective of the study was to recognize gender participation regarding post-harvest activity in the tribal area. The study was conducted on 120 tribal farm families from 12 villages in the tribal areas of District Jashpur. The data were analyzed for frequencies and analysis of variance. The results indicated that however both, males and females participated in different activities viz. drying, threshing, winnowing, dehusking, shelling, grading, processing, storage, and marketing activities of rice. In all about one-third of the post-harvest activities was performed by female only, 10.63 percent was done by male only. Participation in marketing activities was low for females. The high level of participation of women in activities like winnowing, threshing and storage/packing of paddy makes it necessary to transfer technical knowledge on these aspects to tribal farm families.
How to cite this article:
S Lakra, Dr. MA Khan, M Dubey and L Ahirwar. Gender participation in post-harvest activities of rice by the tribal farm families. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(7S): 293-294.