Factsheet: Rural Women – Agriculture, Forests and Employment


In a village meeting in August 2010 in Maharashtra, India, a woman farmer in the presence of thirty women and twenty-one men said: “When the land is in my husband’s name, I am only a worker. When it is in my name, I gain some position in society and my children and husband respect me. My responsibility is greater to my own land and I take care of my fields like I do my children.”

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Geographic coverage: Asia and the Pacific India
Resource type(s): Position papers
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