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PRESENT BUT NOT ACCOUNTED FOR: WOMEN IN INDIAN AGRICULTURE

Thursday 18 October: 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Mill Lane Lecture Rooms , 8 Mill Lane, CB2 1RW

The latest Indian Census figures indicate that only 32.8 percent of women are primary workers in agriculture, while 81.1 percent of men are recorded as primary workers in the sector. This huge difference recorded in national statistics is belied by observations within households and communities where women labour from the small hours of the morning until late at night.

This talk by Dr Shailaja Fennell, from Cambridge's Centre of Development Studies, addresses the challenges of recording women’s participation in Indian agriculture, how this relates to unequal patterns of gendered land ownership, and the role played by extremely hierarchised social norms on gendered behaviour. It will make the case for an alternative focus on the work that women do and their responsibilities in ensuring the production of crops and livestock. Making women’s work visible, and accounting for it in sectoral statistics and national income, will ensure a more inclusive and sustainable framework.

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