Tilling and toiling the organic way

Pushpa Achanta, Dec 21, 2013, WFS:

Do you consider agriculture in India a male occupation? Think again. The fact is that 79 per cent of working women are agricultural workers.

Yet, because women are still seen as labourers rather than farmers – only nine per cent own land – they are not considered as farmers. But change is taking place. Women farmers, sole proprietors of their agricultural land, are transforming ground realities gradually. Take Malleswari and Lakshmidevamma, determined women from a semi-arid district in south-central Andhra Pradesh.