Gender issues in agriculture and natural resource management

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Published by U.S. Agency for International Development in Washington, D.C .

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  • Women in development.,
  • Agricultural development projects.

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Includes bibliography.

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Statementby Sandra Russo...[et al.] ; in cooperation with Anita Spring ; edited by Bruce Horwith.
SeriesGender manual series
ContributionsRusso, Sandra., Horwith, Bruce., United States. Agency for International Development. Office of Women in Development.
The Physical Object
Paginationvarious pagings ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19591533M

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Gender issues in natural resources management Gender inequalities in natural resources management Typically, women and men have different roles and responsibilities when it comes to the use and management of natural resources, such as land, water, forests, trees, biomass (fuelwood, dung, etc.), livestock and fisheries.

Women and girlsFile Size: KB. Accounting for gender differences in the distribution of property rights for water, land, and forests and participation in resource governance institutions can improve outcomes of policies and interventions, said Center for International Forestry Research Scientist Iliana Monterroso, co-author of the chapter on natural resource governance.

Natural Resource Management. The Impact of Gender and Social Issues. Editors Fiona Flintan and Shibru Tedla. Fountain Publishers P.O. Box Kampala-Uganda Organisation for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA) P.O.

BoxAddis Ababa, Ethiopia E-mail: [email protected] Website: The Gender in Agriculture Sourcebook provides an up-to-date understanding of gender issues and a rich compilation of compelling evidence of good practices and lessons learned to guide practitioners in integrating gender dimensions into agricultural projects and is serves as a tool for: guidance; showcasing key principles in integrating gender into projects; stimulating the.

In the early s, an interest in women and their connection with the environment was sparked, largely by a book written by Esther Boserup entitled Woman's Role in Economic Development. Starting in the s, policy makers and governments became more mindful of the connection between the environment and gender issues.

Changes began to be made regarding natural resource and environmental. The 'Gender in Agriculture Sourcebook' provides an up-to-date understanding of gender issues and a rich compilation of compelling evidence 5/5(1).

Gender plays a vital role from the farm to market. A variety of constraints however, impinge upon the ability for developing countries to perceive women as agents of food and nutritional security.

Women play a vital role as agricultural producers and as agents of food and nutritional security. Gender in Agriculture: Closing the Knowledge Gap Agnes R. Quisumbing, Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Terri L. Raney, Andre Croppenstedt, Julia A. Behrman, Amber Peterman (eds.) Book Review Explaining why it is that half of the world’s farmers are systematically underperforming can be an elusive business.

However, Gender in Agriculture: Closing the Knowledge Gap from the Food and Agriculture. Natural resource management and the importance of gender In most regions of the world, the sustainable management of natural mention subsistence agriculture, women have a unique understanding of the natural resources around them.

However, if that addressing gender issues is key to promoting sustainability. This paper is written for CSOs working in natural resources management in the South and North, who are interested to (further) address and integrate gender issues in their activities.

It aims to provide CSOs with some insights and examples and methods to mainstream gender in their work, specifically in water and land use management activities. GENDER AND NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (NRM) Gender defines the socio-cultural roles, functions and characteristics of men and women as they relate to each other within a specific socio-cultural context (Parker, ; IFAD, ) and is a key factor that shapes people’s access to, use of and control over natural resources.

This book reveals how innovation in natural resource management can contribute to rural poverty reduction.

Drawing from research throughout eastern and southern Africa, the contributing authors present a synthesis of lesson from both policy and practice. They look at various multi-stakeholder approaches to natural resource management, showing which ones have worked and why.

Management of Natural Resources and Increasing Resilience One of FAO’s three global goals is the sustainable management and utilization of natural resources for the benefit of present and future generations.

FAO defines agricultural development as the management and conservation of the natural resource base. New technology is used to achieve.

A long-term management perspective is needed to avoid irreversible degradation of renewable resources. This article examines major challenges to natural resource management as.

This manual is not meant to be a scholarly reference book on gender issues in agriculture and natural resource management, but a workbook to be used in project design. It provides an introduction to gender issues, a survey of recent findings from A.I.D. projects, and guidelines for the integration of gender issues into project design.

The gender issues in agricultural research policy are very wide, and each policy would need careful examination to identify the issues and linkages. In general, it is true that the priorities are set by men and some women, who are unaware of gender issues, and that these are seldom considered unless the research is sociological.

Gender issues in agriculture and natural resources management. [S.l.]: Prepared for Office of Women in Development, Bureau for Program and Policy Coordination, U.S. Agency for International Development [by] Robert R.

Nathan Associates, (OCoLC) Gender Mainstreaming in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management; Building Accountability to Women Farmers; Egypt National Book Program; Education Policy and Data Center ; (FAO) The SEAGA publications offer practical tools and methods for integrating socio-economic and gender issues at different levels and within different technical.

This book is about finding the best way to manage challenges emanating from accelerating natural resource use. The contributors in this book have vast expertise and experience in natural resources management. All the chapters suggest that sustainable natural resources management can only be achieved through use of system thinking to.

Documents and reflects on the steps that researchers are taking to implement social and gender analysis, including questions of class, caste, and ethnicity, into their everyday work. Combines both learning experiences and scientific results, representing academic and nonacademic sectors, a variety of research organizations, and a number of natural resource management questions, including 4/5(1).

Abstract: In Senegal, rural communities depend on natural resources close to their settlement. Therefore, Natural Resource Management efforts require the effective participation of communities, specifically members whose socio-economic activities have the st impact biggeon the resource.

The aim of this book is to highlight the role that gender research can play in understanding natural resource management and rural development issues in the. Iyyanki V.

Muralikrishna, Valli Manickam, in Environmental Management, Introduction. Natural Resource Management (NRM) refers to the sustainable utilization of major natural resources, such as land, water, air, minerals, forests, fisheries, and wild flora and fauna.

Together, these resources provide the ecosystem services that provide better quality to human life. Women's low participation in both conservation, protection and restoration of natural resources and its management is a serious problem today. In the case of our study sites, there are different gender issues and circumstances depending on local culture, religion, and etc.

Introduction of gender equity in herders’ life becomes one important step. Gender Relations Hierarchical relations of power between women and men that tend to disadvantage women Gender Training A facilitated process of developing awareness and capacity on gender issues, to bring about personal or organisational change for gender equality Gender Violence Any act or threat by men or male-dominated institutions.

An Overview of Gender Issues in Agriculture. women have been the managers of natural resources as they are dependent on them for their livelihood and their family’s needs.

It is rather a. Natural resource management, or natural resources management, (NRM) is the management of natural resources such as land, water, soil, plants and animals, with a particular focus on how management affects the quality of life for both present and future generations (stewardship).

Natural resource management deals with managing the way in which people and natural landscapes interact. • Natural resource management is also congruent with the concept of sustainable development.

• Natural resource management specifically focuses on a scientific and technical understanding of resources and ecology and the life-supporting capacity of those resources. • Environmental management is also similar to natural resource management.

The 'Gender in Agriculture Sourcebook' provides an up-to-date understanding of gender issues and a rich compilation of compelling evidence of good practices and lessons learned to guide practitioners in integrating gender dimensions into agricultural projects and : World Bank, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

community-based natural resource management issues from a gender and social equity perspective. She works within a participatory action research framework. Barbara Earth is an independent scholar currently based in Honolulu, Hawaii after over 30 years of.

E-learning resources: This section currently provides links to a collection of learning resources, webinars, online courses and other materials on the concepts of gender mainstreaming to better integrate a gender perspective within natural resources management research activities.

As this space continues to develop it will also host information of thematic areas (climate change, breeding, etc.

involvement and influence of external experts, have ignored this gender dimension at a very real cost to African agriculture and to gender equity within the continent []. The institutional reality remains that of operational inattention to gender issues in agriculture and.

special advisor to ensure that natural resource management (NRM) and environmental issues were spotlighted in the discussion and design of all new ,formal administrative procedures for environmental assessment were introduced,comparable to those of IFAD’s major then,all projects entering IFAD’s pipeline have been.

• gender issues incorporated only unevenly the natural resources management with regard to agro-forestry, horticulture and tank restoration, it is usually men who are participating. • In agriculture, 50% of the work is done by women.

When the people plan cropping, men and women plan together. A woman’s participation is a routine. agriculture, natural resource management and coping strategies); 6 b) literatur e on. Gender issues in c ommunity resourc e management hav e been researched by feminists. and active involvement in natural resource management, for instance, with respect to Joint Forest Management, and the limited decentralization and empowerment of communities to manage and benefit from local resources.

NGOs have largely been excluded in resource management such as the CRBS under the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA). Management Supervisor Faculty Salaried Staff 35% 30% 25% 20% 15% 10% 5% Hourly/ Non-Exempt Student/ Intern Women Men Data shows a difference between genders in terms of management and higher level roles in agricultural organizations.

There was a significantly higher percentage of men in a President/CEO role, Director and Management positions. Gender, Governance and Water Resources Management 30 Gender, Water and Poverty 39 Gender, Sanitation and Hygiene 48 Gender, Domestic Water Supply and Hygiene 54 Gender and Water Privatisation 62 Gender, Water and Agriculture 69 Gender, Water And Environment 79 Gender and Fisheries   The chapters in the book reflect experiences with mainstreaming gender and women’s issues in natural resources management.

The introductory paper, focusing on the history and current status of gender and natural resources management, is followed by five further papers presenting cases of this approach, written by experts and practitioners.

Gender mainstreaming was acknowledged as an indispensable strategy for achieving gender equality at the Beijing Platform for Action. Since then, governments have made substantial efforts in developing gender-responsive policies and implementation strategies.

The advent of climate change and its effects, which have continued to impact rural livelihoods and especially food security. gender in agriculture sourcebook Download gender in agriculture sourcebook or read online books in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, and Mobi Format.

Click Download or Read Online button to get gender in agriculture sourcebook book now. This site is like a library, Use search box in .Using the agricultural sector strategies and gender policies of the three partner organizations, the Sourcebook addresses the agricultural livelihoods in specific investment or programmatic areas of TFhe World Bank, The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and The International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD).Natural resources on the other hand refer to the natural occurring resources like water, soil, animals and plants.

Traditional gender roles on the other hand refer to normal and culturally defined and prescribed duties of men and women in the conservation of natural resources in societies prior to the arrival of colonialism and its legacies.

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