Women Driven Rural Organic Farms
"Women - The unsung warriors of Indian Agriculture"
Agriculture accounts for 13.5 percent of the Indian economy's GDP. It employs 55 percent of the country's workforce, with women accounting for a sizable proportion of that figure. Women have an important role in this sector, accounting for 33% of the agricultural labour force and 48% of self-employed farmers.
Women are the backbone of the agricultural process at Svastya organic farms. Farm work is divided evenly between men and women at SOF. Men are usually in charge of ploughing, watering, loading, and transporting agricultural produce.
Women oversee sowing, weeding, mulching, harvesting, processing, and packing.
Why are SOF referred to as rural women operated or driven?
At SOF, women are heavily involved in farming decisions and have their own areas of authority, especially when it comes to choosing seeds, harvesting, threshing, storing, processing, and using the harvest. All SOF are either run or owned by women farmers.