Women Farmers demand Recognition, Justice!

Women Farmers demand Recognition, Justice!

Patna : The hard fact that even though women do a substantial part of agricultural work, the State Government or official machinery refuses to acknowledge them as full-fledged farmers. Women in farming or ‘Mahila Kisan’ met at the state capital to compare notes, share their success stories as well as problems and challenges. A State […]

Women Farmers want Recognition

Women Farmers want Recognition

Patna (Bihar): Women farmers and their supporters from various states in Eastern India came together at Navjyoti Niketan, Patna to voice their concerns, share their stories, and call attention to the fact that women’s contribution in farming is largely ignored. They came together under the banner of Mahila Kisan Adhikar Manch (MAKAAM). The issues being […]

High time to pay heed to the plight of women farmers

High time to pay heed to the plight of women farmers

What picture comes to one’s mind when he/she thinks of the word ‘farmer’? Predominantly that of  a male figure, working in a field or ploughing the land. The word ‘farmer’ has a very masculine connotation and most often associated with men. But surprisingly women farmers comprise a substantial proportion of the agricultural workforce in India. […]