Author(s): D├Ând├╝ ├ť├çE├çAM KARAGEL
In rural Turkey the whole of economically active women population works almost completely in the agricultural related activities. More than 90% of working women in the rural area are engaged in the agricultural sector. The share of women workforce continued growing during the decade from 1990 to 2000. While in 1990, 57% of agricultural workforce was made up of women, in 2000 this ratio rose to 58%. In 1990 and 2000 the Black Sea region had the highest ratio of women workforce in agricultural sector. However, it is observed that there are significant differences between regions in 2000.