Women's participation in national forest programmes


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FORMULATION, EXECUTION AND REVISION OF NATIONAL FOREST PROGRAMMES

This Technical Note was inspired by a preliminary work entitled Considering gender in national forest action programmes, developed by Carla Logan Ruffles in June 1994.

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS

Rome, 1997

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Contents


Introduction

Men and women in forest activities: Differences and complementarities

Natural resources
Work
Credit and technology
Education, training and extension
Knowledge and conservation of the environment
Contribution to food security
Legislation
Representation and decision-making

Men and women in national forest programmes

Approach, goal and objectives, principles of the national forest programmes

How to consider gender in national forest programmes

Phase 1: Organization of the process
Phase 2: Strategic planning
Phase 3: Implementation
Phase 4: Revision and updating

Check-list: Gender in national forest programmes

Conclusion: The importance of considering gender

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