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Participation of Women in Agricultural Activities in Gazipur District of Bangladesh

Dipanwita Bhattacharjee

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Agriculture can be an important engine of growth and poverty reduction. But the sector is underperforming in many countries in part because women, who are often a crucial resource in agriculture and the rural economy, face constraints that reduce their productivity. In this paper we draw on the available empirical evidence to study in which areas and to what degree women participate in agriculture. This study analyzed women participation in agricultural activities and home based activities in Gazipur sadar upazila Of Bangladesh. It investigated the women’s access to economic resources and examined the influence of selected socio-economic characteristics of women and access to economic resources on their participation in agricultural production. Multistage random sampling technique was used to select 50 respondents for this study. The research was carried out with the use of well structured interview schedule to obtain the necessary data. Both descriptive and inferential analytical tools we reemployed. Profit analysis was employed to investigate the determinants of women participation in agricultural activities and home based activities in the study area.

Keyword: Women; Participation; Agr

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