American International Journal of Social Science

ISSN 2325-4149(Print), ISSN 2325-4165(Online) DIO: 10.30845/aijss

Women’s Participation in Small-Scale Dairy Farming for Poverty Reduction in Bangladesh
Sarah Yasmin, Yukio Ikemoto

The present study focuses on the participation of rural women in small-scale dairy farming activities as a means to reduce poverty in rural areas. This study was carried out in two villages in the Mymensingh district of Bangladesh. From each village data were collected from 50 rural women involved in dairy farming practices through direct interviews using questionnaires. The results showed that in Salakandi village (V1), personal factors most significantly influenced women to start farms, but in Binpara village (V2) social factors were a greater motivation. The results revealed that women in V1 placed a higher importance on dairy farming activities and showed greater improvement in their economic well-being compared to women in V2. Thus it is suggested that women’s participation in dairy farming can reduce poverty in rural areas of Bangladesh.

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