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VIDEO Gender and palm oil: A day in the life of a female palm oil worker

Gender and palm oil: A day in the life of a female palm oil worker

Hear from Magdalena Pandan, a 35-year-old oil palm plantation worker in West Kalimantan, Indonesia, who rises before dawn every day to carry out her duties toward her job, her family and her crop lands. To find out more about CIFOR’s research on women and gender equality in palm oil, visit:...
VIDEO Gender and palm oil: Working together as a couple

Gender and palm oil: Working together as a couple

Yuliana Putri Leha, 23, has worked gathering oil palm fruits together with her husband, Singapul, since 2014 in West Kalimantan, Indonesia. Yuliani works on a casual basis, but says she’s unsure if she could find alternative work if she tried. To find out more about CIFOR’s research on women and...
VIDEO Gender and palm oil: Staying independent

Gender and palm oil: Staying independent

Bachtiar Pinoh is an independent oil palm farmer in West Kalimantan, Indonesia. He says women rarely participated in negotiations when oil palm plantations were developed in the area, but in family discussions about land, it’s understood that women must be included. With a lack of independent mills in the area,...
VIDEO Gender and palm oil: Science in the field

Gender and palm oil: Science in the field

Hear from CIFOR scientist Bimbika Sijapati Basnett on her team’s research into issues related to gender and women in the expansion of the oil palm industry in Indonesia. To find out more about CIFOR’s research on women and gender equality in palm oil, visit: http://www.cifor.org/library/6383/transforming-the-roundtable-on-sustainable-palm-oil-for-greater-gender-equality-and-womens-empowerment/...
VIDEO Women's rights to forests and trees in Uganda

Women's rights to forests and trees in Uganda

In Uganda, an Adaptive Collaborative Management approach is finding success as a way to strengthen women’s rights to forests and trees, and their participation in decision-making. Find out more: http://blog.cifor.org/10576/why-rural-women-in-uganda-should-be-empowered-to-take-the-lead-in-forestry?fnl=en...
VIDEO Women negotiating land rights in Uganda

Women negotiating land rights in Uganda

Building and improving communication, negotiation and conflict resolution skills has proved to be key for women to gain tenure and decision-making rights over land in Uganda. Find out more: http://www.cifor.org/library/3778/gender-tenure-and-community-forests-in-uganda/?pub=3778...
VIDEO Uganda: Women as farmers, women as leaders

Uganda: Women as farmers, women as leaders

An Adaptive Collaborative Management project in Mbazzi, Uganda, is finding success in enhancing women’s leadership skills and decision-making capacity. Find out more: http://blog.cifor.org/45120/gender-relations-in-community-forestry?fnl=en...
VIDEO Forestry in Uganda: Connecting communities to power

Forestry in Uganda: Connecting communities to power

In Uganda, an Adaptive Collaborative Management project is drawing links between public, private and community stakeholders to build networks and practices that bring benefits to all. Find out more: http://www.cifor.org/publications/pdf_files/Books/ACMManual2014.pdf...
VIDEO Ficus natalensis: A once forbidden tree

Ficus natalensis: A once forbidden tree

An Adaptive Collaborative Management project is breaking down cultural gender taboos surrounding Ficus trees in central Uganda, bringing benefits for women and the community. Find out more: http://blog.cifor.org/45374/a-once-forbidden-tree?fnl=en...
VIDEO Forests and village saving schemes in Uganda

Forests and village saving schemes in Uganda

In Uganda, an Adaptive Collaborative Management project is promoting village saving schemes as a way to empower communities, build businesses and achieve self-generated income. Find out more: http://blog.cifor.org/45120/gender-relations-in-community-forestry?fnl=en...

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