A A Jahan and M A Khatun
Journal of Sylhet Agricultural University, 2016, Volume 3, Number 1; Pages: 75-79
The study was conducted to assess the contribution of rural women in generating household income through summer vegetables production. Primary data were collected from 45 randomly selected summer vegetable growers of Char Ishawardi village under Sadar upazila of Mymensingh district in Bangladesh. The study showed that the male and female counterparts of low, medium and high income households rendered their involvement in different activities for 328 and 220 man-days, 421 and 322 man-days, 500 and 360 man-days per year, respectively. Average annual income of low, medium and high income households stood at Tk 47455, 88434 and 125000, respectively. Women of these three categories contributed Tk 20875, 28600 and 38000 which were 43.99, 32.34 and 30.40 percent of total household income, respectively. The average annual income earned by low, medium and high income households from summer vegetables were Tk 12440, 21568 and 33980 which were 26.21, 24.39 and 27.18 percent, respectively. In summer vegetables production the participation of women were 16.19, 12.44 and 12.53 percent for low, medium and high income households, while participation of men were 10.03, 11.95 and 14.66 percent, respectively. In summer vegetables production the participation of women in low income households was higher than other income household groups.
Keywords: Summer vegetable, rural women, participation, household income
A Akter, M A Islam, M R Amin, M Kamruzzaman and M M Islam
Journal of Sylhet Agricultural University, 2014, Volume 1, Number 2; Pages: 169-174
The main focus of the study was to assess the attitude of rural women towards homestead vegetable cultivation for livelihood improvement and to explore the relationship between the selected characteristics of the rural women with homestead vegetable cultivation. Data were collected from a sample of hundred (100) women of two villages of South Surma upazila of Sylhet district. The attitude of rural women was determined for 7 items under the vegetable cultivation of homestead. A comparative attitude index was computed for seven statements under vegetable cultivation by using attitude scale. Co-efficient of correlation (r) was computed to test the relationships between the dependent and independent variables. Results showed that highest percent (75%) of the rural women had shown moderate favorable attitude in vegetable cultivation for improving their livelihoods. Computed (r) values indicates that education, farm size, family income, agricultural knowledge, credit availability and communication exposure of the rural women had positive relationship with their attitude towards homestead vegetable cultivation for livelihood improvement. However, age, family size, aspiration and fatalism of the rural women had no significant relationship with their attitude towards vegetable cultivation.
Keywords: Attitude, rural women, homestead vegetable cultivation, livelihood improvement