Forests and Food Security: What’s Gender Got to Do with It?
The gender dynamics of food security in forest dwelling communities are still not clear. However, emerging case studies and reviews of the issue parallel insights from earlier work on gender divisions of labor in natural resource management. Harvesting forest-based foods, especially vitamin-rich foods that supplement household consumption, is often considered “women’s work.” Case studies in Africa and elsewhere show that women living near forests in the developing world are often responsible for collecting fuelwood and other subsistence products.
Author(s): Kiran Asher and Annie Shattuck
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