Document Type : Research Article



The current study aims to highlight the importance of women’s entrepreneurship in the
agricultural sector of Pakistan which provides opportunities for rural women for economic
empowerment and poverty alleviation.Gender inequality and social and cultural constraints are
the main challenges that hinder the economic empowerment and entrepreneurial development of
rural women.The social and economic status of women can be improved through the provision of
agricultural education and training, micro-financing, agriculture extension services and
development of entrepreneurial and leadership capabilities. The development of microenterprises
is crucial for improving the economic well-being of rural women and provides
employment opportunities for the rural community. Gender inequality should be addressed to
uplift the status of rural women and to provide them with basic facilities of education, health and
income. At the Government level, legal, social and economic empowerment should be provided
through legislation to ensure their access to education and earnings.