Does gender influence forest management?: Exploring cases from East Africa and Latin America

dc.contributorBanana, Abwolien
dc.contributorLeon, Rosarioen
dc.contributorMerino, Leticiaen
dc.contributorOngugo, Paulen
dc.contributor.authorMwangi, Estheren
dc.contributor.authorMeinzen-Dick, Ruth S.en
dc.contributor.authorSun, Yanen
dc.contributor.departmentSustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (SANREM) Knowledgebaseen
dc.coverage.spatialUgandaen
dc.coverage.spatialMexicoen
dc.coverage.spatialBoliviaen
dc.coverage.spatialKenyaen
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-19T19:31:41Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-19T19:31:41Zen
dc.date.issued2008en
dc.description.abstractThe influence of gendered relationships on access to forests and on forest sustainability remains a concern for scholars and practitioners. This paper presents a comparative study of forest management across four countries in East Africa and Latin America: Kenya, Uganda, Bolivia and Mexico. It focuses on one question: Do varying proportions of women (low, mixed, high) in forest user groups influence their likelihood of adopting forest resource enhancing behavior? We found that higher proportions of females in user groups, and especially user groups dominated by females, perform less well than mixed groups or male dominated ones. We suggest that these differences may be related to three factors: gender biases in technology access and dissemination, a labor constraint faced by women and a possible limitation to women's sanctioning authority. Mixed female and male groups offer an avenue for exploiting the strengths of women and men, while tempering their individual shortcomings.en
dc.description.notesLTRA-1 (Decentralization Reforms and Property Rights)en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/msworden
dc.identifier3508en
dc.identifier.citationPaper Presented at the 12th Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Commons, Cheltenham, England, 14-18 July, 2008en
dc.identifier.other3508_IASC_Forests_and_Gender_July_7.docen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/67603en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.relation.ispartofConference proceedings of the International Association for the Study of the Commons, Annual Meeting July 2008, Cheltenham, Englanden
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectForest managementen
dc.subjectGenderen
dc.subjectGovernanceen
dc.titleDoes gender influence forest management?: Exploring cases from East Africa and Latin Americaen
dc.typePresentationen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
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