Women farm dwellers are heavily engaged in domestic chores including collecting water and firewood, processing and preparing food, travelling
and care-giving. This domestic workload often leads to “time poverty” which is the main reason why women are marginalised in farm economies and why young women migrate to urban areas in search for a better life. It restricts their opportunities to education, farming, off-farm employment and development processes and limits the income that they can bring in and have control over at home. These factors undermine women’s participation in decision making at home and in the community and perpetuate the inequitable balance of workloads between men and women.
Photo Narrative: Women and Time Poverty