Press Release | 01 Oct. 2017

It’s time to recognize and empower India’s women farmers


“We have been doing farming for ages. My mother in law did it, I am doing it, my daughter and daughter-in-law will do it. But what we need and will cherish is an identity of our own. An identity of being a woman farmer." Bholi Devi, Harpur Village, Bihar
This is the voice of one of the millions of India's women farmers. The empowerment of Indian women will not be complete without empowering those who are living at India's last periphery. The ones whose day starts before sunrise and continues after sunset. These are the women farmers of India, whose voices often go unheard owing to their gender, and who struggle to establish their identity at a grassroots level due to patriarchal traditions and gender more