Role of capital in enhancing participation of women in commercial forestry: A case study of the Sawlog Production Grant Scheme (SPGS) project in Uganda

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Key messages

  • Commercial forest plantations are important in meeting the increasing global demand for wood products.
  • Establishing commercial forest plantations requires substantial capital investment.
  • Women are often constrained in their access to and control over resources such as land and capital to invest in commercial forestry.
  • Well-packaged, long-term incentive schemes can enhance participation of women in commercial forestry.

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