ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Women Professionals in Agriculture

This article looks at policy initiatives needed for creating a conducive environment for the professional growth and satisfaction of women professionals in agriculture in India. The findings are the culmination of a nationwide survey, brainstorming sessions, workshops and personal interactions. Some important issues that affect the careers of professional women in agriculture relate to their mobility, spousal employment, flexibility in work hours and physical facilities. The article suggests policy initiatives on these matters and makes specific recommendations for action in the agricultural research and education system.

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