Work and Employment. Women play an extremely important role in all dimensions of
agricultural production. In certain regions, women's time input equals men's, but in other
regions traditions restrict their work to the household where they are involved in crop
processing (threshing, cleaning, drying, preserving) and also are in charge of most of the
household-based activities (water and fuel collection, cooking, cleaning, sewing, tailoring,
weaving, and child rearing). Women play an increasingly important role in opium
production, livestock production and processing of dairy products.