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land rights

Women in agriculture

Women in agriculture

Women constitute approximately 70% of the agricultural labour force and perform more than 70% of farm labour in less industrialised Asia. In India, women constitute approximately 50% of agricultural and livestock workers. A general pattern in India and throughout Asia is that the poorer the area, the higher women's contribution, largely as subsistence farmers who work small pieces of land of less than 0.2 hectares.

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