Gender Responsive Budgeting: A Focus on Agriculture Sector
Agriculture is the principal source of livelihood for more than 58% of the population in India. Evidence from various nationally representative survey points to the fact that an overwhelming majority of women are involved in agriculture as cultivators and agricultural labourers across rural India. Despite women’s vital contribution to agriculture and other allied sectors in India, they lack control over productive assets such as land and livestock and in accessing technologies, irrigation, credit , extension services and markets, etc. that are vital for sustaining agriculture. It is against the broad context and background as laid out above that UN Women conceptualised and initiated an action research project involving a GRB analysis of the agriculture sector in India.