The effect of patriarchal norms on women farmers when men migrate: a case study from West Bengal, India

Patrick Kilby, Raktima Mukhopadhyay, Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Abstract

    of managing their household and smallholder farm plots. This paper argues that the patriarchal process and government policies prevent women to maximize the productivity of the marginal plots of land they manage in the absence of their menfolk. It is the patriarchal nature of local social structures and agrarian services, such as extension and infrastructure such as water supply, which has led to the alienation of women farmers from mainstream agricultural services. The result is that they are not able to take full advantage of the productivity of their small plots of land and market any surplus. This paper concludes that there should be more targeted policies for women in agriculture.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)31-38
    JournalJournal of Gender, Agriculture and Food Security
    Volume4
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2019

    Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'The effect of patriarchal norms on women farmers when men migrate: a case study from West Bengal, India'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this