How to Mainstream Gender in Forestry: A practical field guide

7 December, 2016, Rome - Whether you are new to the crucial concept of gender mainstreaming in forestry programmes and policy, or simply looking for practical guidance, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has launched a new publication designed to help forestry officers in developing gender-responsive actions.

Officers using this practical field guide can identify concrete actions to bring gender issues into the mainstream in forestry projects and programmes.

The actions might involve seeking ways to increase women’s participation in such areas as community forest management groups, small- and medium-scale enterprises, non-governmental organizations, and village administration. Measures might also be considered to increase women’s participation in marketing non-wood forest products, including food and medicines, to help empower women in the forestry sector.

Read the publication here.

last updated:  Wednesday, December 7, 2016