A field guide for project design and implementation - Women in community forestry

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ROME, 1989

Reprinted, 1991

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What is community forestry and why include women?

Seeing women...

Seeing women through secondary sources
Seeing women through community observation
Seeing women in local systems
Seeing women through other disciplines

Asking women the right questions

What do women already know about trees, their products and management?
What problems are women experiencing in relation to tree resources?
What constraints do women face in addressing tree and forestry problems?
How can we find out what women know?
How can women organize themselves?

Implementing a process to include women

The type of project
Project benefits
The eight steps


Annex 1 - an example from India: a women's groups' suggestions for women's participation in projects
Annex 2 - planning issues, design features and information needs of forestry project activities