Women and income generating activities and conservation of natural resources: Medicinal, culinary and aromatic plants in the Sudan
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This paper lists the many plants grown in Sudan for medical, culinary, and for aromatic purposes. In Sudan more than 80 percent of women work in rural areas work in agricultural activities and are the major cleavers of the trees. Women sell their surplus in markets. Women's tasks and involvement in agriculture varies according to regions. Indigenous knowledge reveals a large range of techniques and practices used for medical, culinary, and aromatic (MCA) use. Due to natural, political, and social disasters many women are now head of household. Wages in the MCA plants cultivation is very low. It is either paid on a daily or seasonal basis. Vendors lack information on market demands.