Empowerment and Improving the Life Status of Rural Women through Agrofarming in Bangladesh

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Md. Shajahan Kabir
Md. Mubarack Hossain
Rahima Akther
Maliha Khanom


This study attempt to identify the factors which influence in rural women income after participating small scale agricultural farming, their contribution to the household as well as their empowerment status. The research has conducted in three villages of Mymensingh district in Bangladesh. Total 75 respondents (women) from three villages of Trishal Upazilla selected purposively. The qualitative data were collected by conducing FGDs, KIIs and Case studies with purposively selected in the study area. The qualitative analytical tools used to attain specific objectives included various narrative, descriptive and continent analysis. Based on the qualitative analysis it showed that women participated in agricultural faming mainly to increase income and to enhance self-respect. Their income from this had brought remarkable positive change in their life and they had better control over their decision and income. These results relate directly to the common rural women’s everyday experience and facilitate an understanding of complex real-life situations. This study reveals the information of the status of women in their family, their decision making ability, their contribution in family income, their status as a member of different groups like NGOs and other social groups which altogether reveal their empowerment status.  Finally their active economically participation in small scale farming assist them to overcome prejudice, socio-economic barriers and highest empowerment attainment in the context of Bangladesh.

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