Gender Roles of Farmer Families in Vegetable Agro Forestry System (A Case Study At Nanggung SubDistrict, Bogor District, West Java Province)
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The objectives of the study are to examine ensure women involvement in decision making. to ensure women participation in VAF production and marketing training, and to increase the involvement of women in women farmers' or marketing association. The study was done at Hambaro, Parakan Muncang and Sukaluyu Villages, Sub-District of Nanggung, District of Nanggung-West Java Province during June-July 2006. A total of 185 household respondent were selected randomly. Results showed that the gender roles in farming system practices are dominated by men, such as land preparation, nursery, planting, maintaining plants, fertilizing, and harvesting. Moreover, there is gender differences in access and control over farm production inputs. Men dominated the access and control over credits, production technology and labors. Although still dominated by men, a fair number of women have access and control over marketing of agricultural products and have access to information on the price of agricultural products. However, women have little role in decision making regarding farming financial planning and activities. But, women are members for the action they take, controling financial activities of family member. Whereas, men act as decision maker in choosing child education.