Occasional Papers Series No 1
"The results of this study show that labour scarcity is a constraint to women farmers as there is a lot of work to be done and with the absence of children in school and absentee husbands in wage employments, the women need to hire labour, if they have to effectively perform duties that pertain to farm-work. Every time the women farmers' requirement exceeds the capacity of her family labour she faces labour scarcity. Depending on her cost of meeting her labour deficit with outside workers, a number of women were found to face serious labour constraints. For this reason, those who could afford, hired labour, to help in the farm-work and particularly during times of land preparation, weeding and harvesting periods when there is much more work to be done on the farms."