Women, Land and Agriculture in Rural India

Despite the increasing role women play in agriculture, there continues to be gender differentials in the agricultural sector at all levels of the value chain. Given the paucity of data on women’s role and contributions to the agricultural and allied sectors, it is imperative to understand existing gender roles and relations in land management. This report highlights the gender gaps which persist to barricade women in agricultural productivity and developments.

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Languages available: English

Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Asia and the Pacific; India

Subject area(s): Economic empowerment; Land and property; Productive resources

Resource type: Case studies

Publication year: 2012

Number of pages: 55

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)