Exploring Women's Involvement in Agriculture and Livestock Sectors: A Study of Punjab Province, Pakistan"


  • Mujahid Iqbal, Muhammad Zaheer Khan, Syeda Summira Bibi, Muhammad Hussain, Ehtesham Ul Hiq, Wijdan Asif


This paper presents a quantitative study on the pastoral women’s part in Pakistan cutting-edge the area of agriculture and livestock. As Pakistan is an agricultural country therefore ladies also performance an imperative role in agronomy growth of Pakistan by actively participating in various crops and livestock activities. Despite this role, this contribution by women is not duly acknowledged and often underestimated and results in low rewards. The paper describes the landscape and scope of ladies’ contribution in agronomy and cattle activities in selected rural areas of Punjab, a major agriculture province of Pakistan. Semi-structured interviews of randomly selected 400 women respondents and 5 focus group discussions support in-depth and meaningful conclusions based on both quantitative and qualitative data. The findings of the training reveal the level of females’ active partaking in farm actions in addition to their household responsibilities that ranges from the acquisition of farm supplies to the product sale. However, the share of women in the income is found quite low compared to their contribution. Limited involvement in the judgement manufacture activities associated to agronomic and cattle is the major factor hampering women’s empowerment in the areas. Therefore the study suggests appropriate participation in decision level activities, just monetary rewards and equipment with modern farming skills for increasing their empowerment.