Empowering the backbone: Role and involvement of women farmers in India’s agriculture sector
Neha Kanojiya, Somdutt Tripathi and Dr. Mithilesh Verma
Women's contributions to agriculture, whether subsistence farming or commercial agriculture, the agricultural industry in India relies substantially on the efforts of women farmers, who make up a significant section of the rural workforce. Despite their critical role, women frequently confront gender-specific hurdles and limits that prevent them from fully participating and empowering in agriculture. Women farmers make up a sizable and frequently neglected proportion of the worldwide agricultural workforce. Women have been engaged in agriculture for centuries, playing an important role in food production, processing, and distribution. Women farmers have long experienced inequities in access to resources, financing, land ownership, and decision-making authority, despite their significant contributions. Recognizing and tackling gender inequities is critical for gender equality and food security and sustainable agricultural development. On this basis, women farmers are generally paid less, while working harder and longer hours.
How to cite this article:
Neha Kanojiya, Somdutt Tripathi and Dr. Mithilesh Verma. Empowering the backbone: Role and involvement of women farmers in India’s agriculture sector. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(9S): 2058-2060.