A Study of Women’s Role in Irrigated Agriculture in the Lower Vaksh River Basin, Tajikistan
This study is conducted under the Asian Development Bank (ADB) project for Strengthening Gender-Inclusive Growth in Central and West Asia. It aims to establish a better understanding of women’s roles in irrigated agriculture and water management in Tajikistan. The findings will inform the ADB grant-financed project to modernize irrigation and drainage systems in the Lower Vaksh River Basin. The study examined women’s roles and gender gaps in land operation and farming, labor arrangements in agriculture and water management, and feminization of agriculture. It reinforces the need for gender inclusiveness in planning and designing irrigation and drainage projects, ensuring benefits for all.