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More than woods and women: the Gender debate in rural development forestry

Working papers

The uneven distribution of benefits amongst different social groups, such as the men and women involved in rural development forestry, has been an important area of interest in all the thematic areas in the literature. The focus on gender in rural development forestry has covered a number of aspects. These include firstly the differences in participation in the design and implementation of projects between men and women, secondly uneven access to benefits from these activities, and thirdly the strategies that can be used to overcome the constraints faced by women in benefiting from such activities.

Pelin Zorlu and Cecilia Luttrell