Skip to main content

WOMEN –THE BACKBONE OF AGRICULTURE


“When women are empowered and can claim their rights and access to land, leadership, opportunities and choices, economic grow, food security is enhanced and prospects are improved for current and future generation.” Michel Bachele.

  In the field of Agriculture and rural economics, women are the backbone. 43%of the world’s agricultural labours are taken on by the women. In the countries like Africa almost 80% agricultural workforce are women. Indian agriculture reflects familial traditional, social relation and gender roles. Women represent a significant demographic group in agricultural sector either through traditional sake or agricultural labour. In peasant India almost 84% women depend on agriculture for their subsistence. Almost 33% women are engaged in cultivation directly and 47% works as agricultural labour. In the case of some labour intensive crop, like Tea, cotton etc, women plays a very important role. In tea garden almost 47% labours are women. These crops require skilled labour and without female workers these are quite impossibleIndigenous technologies are used in many places of India. So women play a significant accost in the application of indigenous technologies like seed preparation, natural fertilizer, crop protection etc. In India there are some rituals which are related to agriculture like ‘Lohri’ in Punjab and ‘Navanya’ in West Bengal etc. According to the tradition and mythology, those rituals are very important for the sake of good yield. These functions celebrate the role of women in agriculture and fertility.Now days women are involved to exchange knowledge to ascertain organic and sustainable agriculture practices.
By Jayabrata Bardhan (3rd sem RKMVERI)

Popular posts from this blog

Rabindranath Tagore's idea of rural reconstruction

Rabindranath Tagore was not only a great poet rather he had got deep feeling for rural reconstruction in India. He always tried to make people happy not only economically rather by his songs Dave's and dharma also. After successfully starting of Shatiniketan at Bolepur in West Bengal he thought about another separate Centre for rural all round development. It was Sriniketan. It visualized for self-supporting steps of rural people. Starting with neighboring villages, the institute has conducted it's activities in many villages. These villages are graped under sub-centers for the convenience of administration the area has been divided into two zones 1. Intensive area, 2. Extensive area. The first comprises 26 villages which are under the direct guidance and supervision of Sriniketan. The activities of the institution may be broadly divided into nine spheres 1.Agriculture 2.Industry, 3.Village-welfare, 4.Co-oparation, 5.Health and sanitation, 6.Education, 7.Social organisation, 8.Economic …

MIGRATION

Migration indicates temporary or permanent movement from one place to another.Since the dawn of human evalution humans have migrated from one place to another in search of food,shelter,cloth,safety etc.People still move for these reasons but new reasons have also arising such as searching for job,overpopulation,Environmental (Better climate, calamities, and natural disasters are examples of environmental causes or reasons), Economic (Moving to find work or moving to follow a particular career path is an example of economic cause or reason), Cultural (Religious freedom and education is an example of cultural cause or reason), Social (Moving for a better quality of life or moving closer to a family member or friend is an example of a social cause or reason).Peoples are not only considering the opportunities but also think about the pros & cons,the advantages & disadvantages of moving and also considering the factors which attract themselves.It is mainly two type  Push …

Total Pageviews