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South Indian female cultivators and agricultural laborers

Joan P. Mencher

South Indian female cultivators and agricultural laborers

who are they and what do they do?

by Joan P. Mencher

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Published by Michigan State University in [East Lansing, Mich.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Women in agriculture -- India.,
  • Sexual division of labor -- India.,
  • Women farmers -- India.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliography.

    StatementJoan P. Mencher.
    SeriesWorking paper / Michigan State University, Women in International Development -- 192, Working paper (Michigan State University. Office of Women in International Development) -- #192
    ContributionsMichigan State University. Office of Women in International Development.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination23 p.
    Number of Pages23
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17323129M

    The latest census figures list only per cent women formally as primary workers in the agricultural sector, in contrast to per cent men. But the undeniable fact remains that India’s agricultural industry, which employs 80 to million women, cannot survive without their labour. WP [pdf]: Mencher, Joan "South Indian Female Cultivators and Agricultural Laborers: Who Are They and What Do They Do." 25pp. 25pp. WP Maynard-Tucker, Gisele.

    The reliance on income outside the family has resulted in greater independence from the family and greater freedom of movement for women. 30% of the currently married women aged under 50 years were childless, and 8% had been married over 2 years. 11% of childless couples were in the wage labor class, 3% were in the agricultural class, and 7. The Indian subcontinent. Research indicates two early stages of agricultural development in South Asia. In the earlier stage, dating roughly from to bp, agriculture was being established in parts of Pakistan, in the northwesternmost part of the the ancient site of Mehrgarh, where the earliest evidence has been found, barley was the dominant crop and was apparently.

    women's agricultural work. In addition to examining the general pattern of women's work in Indian agriculture by agro-ecologic zones, the paper analyset the specific pat-terns of the work of landless and landpoor women within each zone. The framework draws heavily upon the works of Gita Sen and Bina Agarwal, whose studies have been. Not only in India but across the world, women's contributions to agriculture are significant. The UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation estimates that if women had the same access to productive resources as men, they could increase yields on their farms by %. This could raise total the agricultural output in developing countries by up to.


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South Indian female cultivators and agricultural laborers by Joan P. Mencher Download PDF EPUB FB2

South Indian female cultivators and agricultural laborers: who are they and what do they do. Series Title: Conference on Gender Issues in Farming Systems Research and Extenion, University of Florida, February 26 to March 1, Creator: Mencher, Joan P.

Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla. Publisher: University of Florida Publication Date. women and agriculture, socio-economics of rice cultivation, women and health, and India. Her research works include a book on agriculture and social structure in Tamil N adu, as well as numerous articles on women and agriculture.

Women and International Development Michigan State University International Center, East Lansing, MI South Indian female cultivators and agricultural laborers: who are they and what do they do.

By Joan P. Mencher. Topics: Farming (LCSH), Agriculture (LCSH), Farm life (LCSH), University of Florida. (LCSH) Publisher: University of Florida. Year: OAI identifier: oai:UFDC:UF_ Author: Joan P. Mencher. Women as farmers, laborers and entrepreneurs are the driving force of India’s farmland.

According to OXFAMagriculture sector employs 80% of all economically active women in India, they comprise 33% of the agriculture labour force and 48% of the self-employed farmers. In spite of their large contribution women continue to remain invisible in the [ ].

Title: Microsoft Word - WP - S Subramanian Author: Administrator Created Date: 9/9/ PM. Recognition of Indian women's roles in both agriculture and domestic work is key to improving household nutrition outcomes, according to new research from the.

Around 77 percent of total rural female workers and 18 percent of total urban female workers are engaged as cultivators and agricultural labourers, where wages are.

Also, women being the main driving force behind the agricultural economy have no right in decision-making as well as the same access to resources as men do.

According to a study by Women Earth Alliance, 85% of rural women in India are farmers (including seasonal and part-time work in the fields), while only 5% of land is owned by them. In Bangla desh, the number of women in agriculture more than doubled from million in to million in and the share of women agricultural workers increased to almost 68% of the.

Women in the agricultural labour force 4 Two types of data can contribute to measuring the contribution of women in the agricultural labour force: statistics on the share of women in the economically active population in agriculture and time use surveys, which document the time spent by men and women in different activities.

The Story of Women Farmers in India Is That of Double Jeopardy – Being a Woman and a Farmer. Only 13% of women in the country own the land they work on. Factors suggested for women's underreporting of agricultural activity include the seasonality & occasional character of women's work in agriculture, the low prestige of women's work in cultivation, & the inclusion of cultivation as an aspect of womens' roles as wives & daughters.

2 Tables, 12 References. The data presented in this book is based on doctoral thesis of book will be found highly useful by all concerned, specially researchers, extension workers, planners and policy makers in areas of drudgery reduction in agriculture, technological intervention for female dominated activities, technical training to their specific tasks.

USA) "Shifting Farm Boundaries and Women's Participation in Agricultural Work in Taiwan" MIRIAM LO (Mankato State University, USA) "Chinese Farming Systems: Does the Issue of Sex Exist?" JOAN P. MENCHER (City University of New York, USA) "South Indian Female Cultivators and Laborers: Who are They.

What do They do?". Series title: Foreign and comparative studies. South Asian series ; no. Agriculture and social structure in Tamil Nadu: past origins, present transformations, and future prospects Joan P.

Mencher. Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press, c South Indian female cultivators and agricultural laborers: who are they and what do they do. Nearly 70% of Indian rural women are employed in agriculture and they are responsible for percent of food production. They play major role in animal husbandry, horticulture and poultry which are their main source of income and it is noticed that they always involved in labor and tolerance intensive works like transplantations and weeding.

A statistical profile. In rural India, the percentage of women who depend on agriculture for their livelihood is as high as 84%.

Women make up about 33% of cultivators and about 47% percent of agricultural laborers. These statistics do not account for work in livestock, fisheries and various other ancillary forms of food production in the country.

Exploitation of Child and Women Laborers. Due to lower-income, the children and women of agricultural laborers are also forced to work for their livelihood. The child and women laborers are made to work more for livelihood.

Thus, exploitation of child labor and woman labor is a major problem in the field of agriculture. Lower Social Status. Women in India are major producers of food in terms of value, volume and number of hours worked. Nearly 63 percent of all economically active men are engaged in agriculture as compared to 78 per cent of women.

Almost 50 percent of rural female workers are classified as agricultural labourers and 37% as cultivators. ADVERTISEMENTS: In this article we will discuss about agricultural labourers in India: 1. Growth of Agricultural Labourers 2. Types of Agricultural Labourers 3.

Economic Conditions. Growth of Agricultural Labourers: Before the advent of the British, an outstanding feature of the Indian economy was “the self-subsisting and self-perpetuating” character of its villages.

The village itself. Thanka is an agricultural laborer in the southwestern Indian state of Kerala. She and her son support, with their labor, themselves and five others - the son's wife and four children. The oldest child, now eight, nearly died of malnutrition inbut miraculously managed to pull through.

Showcasing the visibility of Indian women farmers is one of the major objectives of VSES The largest employer in India is the Agricultural sector and this essentially needs to be validated. The government is focusing on promoting women farmers with women-friendly loan schemes and interventions.The Indian occupational structure showed little sign of change over the whole period This chapter examines changes in the employment pattern for undivided India between andconcentrating on the results for males.

For both cultivators and agricultural labourers there was a slight rise in relative shares.