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Forum global sur la sécurité alimentaire et la nutrition • Forum FSN

Re: Mainstreaming gender for sustainable soil management

Ayşen Sema Tekin
Ayşen Sema TekinFreelance advisorTurkey

When soil conservation is considered as a priority natural resource, it is necessary to first look at who owns the land as property. If women own the property of the land, it may be important who the decision maker is. Both female and male farmers can share work and solidarity for the protection and sustainable management of the fertility of the land they own. Usually female farmers undertake planting and harvesting, while male farmers undertake tillage. Resident farmers know that sustaining agriculture on land acquired through inheritance or acquisitions depends on good land management. However, it is important to support them in terms of methods. Farmers may not be willing to be informed if they use land as annual tenants or seasonal workers.

My best ,

Aysen Sema TEKIN

Agricultural Engineer

Ankara-Türkiye