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Women in Agricultural Production
Women in agricultural production
Feminization of Agriculture

Feminization of agriculture is not specific to India. It has been noticed all over Asia—in South Asia, South-East Asia, and in parts of West Asia (FAO 2003). It has been pointed out that the Indian case is different from that of East Asia (Chandra Sekhar and Ghosh 1999). Feminization of agriculture normally takes place due to male out-migration leading to a shift of males from low paid agriculture to high paid industry. In India, it appears that migration has been distress migration induced by increasing number of casual workers seasonally migrating to areas with prosperous agriculture and casual workers migrating to urban areas, leaving unprofitable crop production behind. Distress migration has been noticed to low paid ...

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