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Experiencing and coping with change: women-headed farming households in the Eastern Gangetic Plains

Lahiri-Dutt, Kuntala; Lahiri-Dutt, Kuntala

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Known as the ‘feminisation of agriculture’, farming women are no longer just part of the family labour unit, or just care for the household gardens. Because of increasing rates of male migration from poor farming households, usually to work in the cities, women have emerged as the key producers, performing a wide range of tasks related to planning, cropping, managing, processing and marketing, in and around the agricultural fields. Despite women’s increased agricultural roles, in most...[Show more]

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Type: Working/Technical Paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/56218

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