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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 10, Issue:3, March, 2021

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(3): 1322-1329

Pandemic and Livelihood Means of Farm Women
Lipi Das*, S. K. Mishra, S. Pattanaik and Pragnya Panda
AICRP (Women in Agriculture), ICAR- Central Institute for Women in Agriculture, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
*Corresponding author

Out of 17 Sustainable Development Goals, United Nations has set out Empowerment of Women and Gender inequality as an important goal. It demands large scale pro-active and science based interventions as gender inequality in all dimensions of human development. As per Census 2011, 50 per cent among men workers and 65 per cent among women workers are involved in agriculture either as cultivators or as agricultural labourers. Even after significant contributions women farmers at the back drop are more vulnerable to major risks in agriculture, which includes climatic hazards and market risks. The Covid-19 pandemic has unleashed havoc worldwide, and India continues to be within the line of fire. The pandemic is not only a challenge for global health systems but also a test for our human spirit especially women. However, the farm women entrepreneurs faced the pandemic situation bravely and have aggressively adapted their small/medium scale enterprise to resist the impact of pandemic. The pandemic has the potential to reduce gender gap in entrepreneurship by altering structural business dynamics. Women farmers come forward to set up new ventures for sustaining their livelihood, viz., transition of apparel designing to school uniform making, business to manufacturing of safety equipments (masks, gloves, PPE kits), preparation of sanitizers etc. Women entrepreneurs acquired new/modified their skills from the existing, redesigned their process of manufacturing and accelerated the adoption of technology to combat the crisis. Despite the economic and social setbacks women have responded to the crisis rapidly.

Keywords: Pandemic and Livelihood,Farm Women

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Lipi Das, S. K. Mishra, S. Pattanaik and Pragnya Panda. 2021. Pandemic and Livelihood Means of Farm Women.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(3): 1322-1329. doi:
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