In agricultural development in Indonesia, the role and participation of women is very large. Unfortunately, this contribution is still underestimated by policy makers. This is evident from the various outreach or training activities that do not involve women in their practice. In fact, it is women who play an important role in the pattern of production and decision making in the farming family. As a result of this gender-biased agricultural development, it is clear that the role and participation of women is marginalized.

To examine the problems and find answers to these phenomena, the Agribusiness Study Program, Faculty of Animal Husbandry and Agriculture, Diponegoro University seeks to provide explanations to students regarding the Role of Women in the Family and Agricultural Development in Indonesia. Basically why gender bias in development occurs, what strategies can then be taken to improve the bargaining position of women farmers and the extent of their role in farming families. This guest lecturer activity presents 1 speaker, namely a Professor of Gender from the Faculty of Agriculture, UB who has a focus on studies in this field. Thus, it is hoped that a complete understanding can be obtained both in theory and practice regarding gender issues in agriculture.

In his online presentation on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, which was attended by the Agribusiness S1 PS students from the 2019 to 2022 class, Prof. Dr. Ir. Keppi Sukesi, M.S. as the speaker explained that the role of women is very large in farmer households. Not infrequently women also experience what is called a double burden, on the one hand they work in the land and on the other hand they still have to take care of the house. Women in farming families function for production, consumption, education, socialization, and affection. However, it is not uncommon for women to face various problems, such as marginalization, subordination, work burden, feminization, gender stereotypes, and violence. In the future, it is clear that agricultural development must look at the role of women and make them the subject of development. Welfare, equality, anti-poverty, and empowerment approaches can be options so that women’s roles are recognized and seen.