Rural women in terms of education, sustainable development and agricultural Extension in Konya, Turkey

Oğuz, Cennet and Ermetin, Orhan and Ermetin, Ülkü (2010) Rural women in terms of education, sustainable development and agricultural Extension in Konya, Turkey. In: 2nd International Symposium on Sustainable Development, June 8-9 2010, Sarajevo.


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The overall purpose of this study was to examine factors influencing accessibility of women to agricultural Extension services in Konya. The second purpose of the study was to investigate specific needs and interests of women. In basis of the rural development, between the city and countryside, socio-cultural and reaching optimum level of economic differences, rural population to improve themselves in their rural area, in addition to that, the real women’s effect on manufacturing and the improvement in social status has not been performed yet. Because, in Turkey, rural development practices are mostly done to improve the basis facilities, canalizing the new technologies to agriculture, modernizing the agriculture to take form to shape the improve the life standard. However, we can also see women in every part of agricultural production. When the criteria of education is taken care that bearer ring the importance of women’s status, especially, there exist importance for education services that must be taken to women who live in the rural areas. Increasing in the women’s education level, also increase in the participation level of the labor force. This research used multi-method research approach that combined interviews by the questionnaire, participant observation, focus group interviews, document evaluation. Also, while 11.78% of farms are not in question, now they enforce as producer activities under cover. Rural women need to be informed as education, research, health, family planning, spread for the further generations, to provide them enough income and food secure.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: rural women, Turkey, Education, Agricultural Extension
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Depositing User: Mr. Ibrahim Kinal
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2012 15:15
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2012 14:45

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