A Review on Women Agri- Entrepreneurship: Roles and opportunities in Agriculture for Sustainable Growth in India
Agriculture sector provides vast scope for employment generation, sustainable growth, and women empowerment. Continuously growing Indian population requires adequate amount of nutrition for
feeding the youth population to work for countries growth. As per Indian scenario, farmers are giving their best to growing crops as per the need of hour for economic gains and life improvement through livelihood promotions. Indian women have also been playing role in this sector. Empowering Indian women farmers and agripreneurs can lead to increase the income generation and self-sufficiency. There are vast opportunities in agriculture like cultivation of crops with higher economic value,value addition and marketing of agricultural produce on global scale can be vital at this point of time. Indian Women have been actively engaged in all type of agricultural practices to earn economic gains for the family. Still in agriculture sector Indian women farmers condition and status is having labourers tag with themselves. They should be compensated appropriately for their efforts encouraging them to be renowned farm owners and leading agripreneurs in the country. Womenagripreneurs require handholding, technical support and skill development from Government through schemes, initiatives and training programmes. Women agripreneurs are the key to achieve sustainable growth. Although, Government has launched various schemes for upliftment of women agripreneurs but still there is a lot to achieve for enabling women groups from rural and tribal areas to earn economic gains from agriculture sector. This review study provides insights into the scope of agriculture entrepreneurship for upliftment of Indian women. Major roles, opportunities and challenges for Indian women to conquer in agriculture sector to achieve sustainable growth.
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