Gopal 2

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Gopal 2

  1. 1. INTRODUCTIONWomen constitute half of a work force in agriculture especially in developing countries.
  2. 2. ACCORDING TO 2001 CENSUS• FEMALE POPULATION-48.27%• RURAL WOMEN -72.72 %
  3. 3. OBJECTIVES1. To study the extent of participation of farm women in different farm operations2. To find out the time utilization patternand amount of work done by farm women in farm activities.
  4. 4. Methodology• The study was conducted as a part of a NATP project• empowerment of women in agriculture KANJHAWALA and NAJAPGARH blocks of Delhi
  5. 5. • 600 farm women• 11 villages• 120 group discussion• Data collected through PRA and GD• 120 group of 5 member each
  6. 6. Data analysisUsing percentage and MWS
  7. 7. Participation of farm women in farming activities N=600Farm activities Participation (%) Ploughing of field 0 Leveling of field 0 Weeding 100 Thinning 80 Cutting 100Picking of vegetables 100 Threshing 100 Winnowing 100 Drying 100 Cleaning of grains 100 Marketing 0 Grading 80
  8. 8. AMOUNT OF WORK DONEFarm activities Amount of work done (MWS) Ploughing of field 0 Leveling of field 0 Raising nursery 3 Sowing 3 Transplanting 5 Manure application 3.71 Fertilizer application 2.21 Weeding 4.78 Threshing 1 Winnowing 4.46 Drying 5 Cleaning of grains 5 Marketing 0 Grading 5
  9. 9. AMOUNT OF WORK DONE (MWS)CATEGORY CRITERIA SCORE Least 1 to 20 times 1Less than half 20 to 40 times 2More than half 40 to 60 times 3 Major 60 to 80 times 4 complete 80 to 100 5 times
  10. 10. AVERAGE HOUR SPENT BY FARM WOMEN IN THE FARM ACTIVITIES Farm activities Avg hour spent Ploughing of field 0 Leveling of field 0 Raising nursery 2 Sowing 2 Transplanting 9.67 Manure application 4.29 Fertilizer application 1.21 Weeding 6.14 Threshing 7 Winnowing 1.87 Drying 4.54 Cleaning of grains 1.27 Marketing 0 Grading 1
  11. 11. CONCLUSION The study clearly shows that women play important role in agriculture.In order to increase the efficiency they should be given education and training in the use of new technology

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