Organic Farming and Women
Keywords:Women, organic farming, natural farming, development and empowerment
AbstractIt is much known fact that women are the part and parcel of the agriculture occupation and we have already seen the feminization of agriculture. With the introduction of newer technologies in agriculture, its reach to women is also no matter of question. Although the extent of reach of technologies and its adoption and utilization with special reference to women is a major concern. Involvement of women in organic farming is also not a new concept as it is a proven fact that women are conserver and preserver of the traditional knowledge including agriculture. With the promotion of organic/natural farming, role of women also increased in development of the family, home and economy. The present paper is review based and major focus is on how women are involved in organic or natural farming and where they are lacking. Women can earn a lot with the organic farming and its various products development. Here, it is also important to note that how organic/natural farming is affecting the women, their overall development, and most important the sustainability.