- Agricultural technologies for land restoration present both opportunities and risks for womens empowerment.
- Activities such as digging planting basins can increase womens 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.
Topic: gender, ecological restoration
Series: GLF Brief no. 8
Publisher: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor, Indonesia
Publication Year: 2018Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.