International Symposium on
Drylands Ecology and Human Security
M. Foruzani and M. Keshavarz
Dry regions of Iran have an average rainfall of 250 millimeters yearly which is equivalent to one third of what is obtainable in the World. Some studies that have been conducted in dry zones of Iran show various results about women's rate of participation in agricultural activities as well as the attitude of rural men towards the acceptance of their roles. This study was based on the review and analysis of several qualitative and quantitative researches conducted in Iran on women's role in agriculture. It focuses on effective factors on women participation in agriculture and extensional services provided to the rural women.
Keywords: women, agricultural extension, participation, dry zones, Iran