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CS – Role Of Egyptian Women In Farming And Rural Activities

In response to the world wide growing interest in the role of women in human welfare, this study focused on conditions of the Egyptian rural women and the potentials of their role progress. Most of their activities were revealed home or field stationed. Raising poultry and cottage dairy production are major female activities. Women field work, though contributing almost 81% for the small farms, is confined to practicing the simplest and least hazardous techniques. According to characteristics of the Egyptian farm women governed by both traditions and level of education, they are expected to constantly require male assistance in marketing activities, especially off-village. Moreover, efforts paid to solve animal production domestic problems, with special reference to animal diseases such as the Birds Flu and cattle sterilization, would indirectly sustain women mentioned above major economic activities.

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Author(s): Abdou, A.I.

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Organizations(s): National Research Centre