- Agricultural technologies for land restoration present both opportunities and risks for women’s empowerment.
- Activities such as digging planting basins can increase women’s autonomy to carry out farming activities that usually require male assistance, however they take additional time and labor.
- Planting fruit trees brings benefits for both men and women farmers, without significant issues relating to labor or timing, however water availability is a constraining factor.
- To ensure restoration efforts advance gender equality rather than perpetuate existing inequalities, projects need to assess these potential synergies and trade-offs, involving both men and women in the design of project activities so as to meet their needs and ensure that benefits outweigh costs.
- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety – Germany (BMU)
- UN Environment
Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
Paez Valencia, A.M.; Crossland, M.
Research was conducted by project