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October 15, 2014

Addressing Gender Inequality in Climate Change Programs and Policies

Sarina Katz EcoAgriculture Partners

The United Nations’ groundbreaking Millennium Development Goals (MDG) were signed by all 189 member states at the turn of the century in 2000 with eight goals aimed at reducing global poverty and its related consequences by the year 2015. In addition to income and hunger, the goals are tied to health, education, gender inequalities, and […] ...
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September 5, 2014

Demonstrating How to Integrate Gender into Conservation

Brittany Ajroud Conservation International

In East Timor’s Nino Konis Santana National Park, men work as fishermen while women prepare the catch for sale—first removing the fish from fishing gear, then sorting, processing and packaging for the market. In Madagascar’s Fandriana Vondrozo forest corridor, women who engage in small industries like basketry must often rely on men for raw materials, […] ...
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August 27, 2014

How Big of a Role Does Gender Play in Restoration Efforts?

Gender has a whole lot more to do with the landscape of Burkina Faso than meets the eye. Marlène Elias, as part of the IUCN’s Case Study Series on Gender and Restoration, writes about the distinct relationships that each gender has with various crops—in this case it’s the shea tree—and how these relationships create distinct knowledge bases and […] ...
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July 11, 2013

A World Population Balancing Act: Food, Agriculture, and Environment

Nearly two years ago, the world hit a milestone of 7 billion people, and the projections for 2050 continue to suggest an addition of 2-3 billion people. Underlying the concerns over natural resource scarcity and ecosystem health often rests the interests of people. Today as World Population Day is observed around the globe, there is […] ...
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May 24, 2013

Leveraging Carbon Markets to Support Smallholder Farmers in Africa: Lessons from Experience

By Seth Shames, Senior Project Manager, EcoAgriculture Partners As the documented and projected impacts of climate change become increasingly alarming, and pressure mounts for dramatic global mitigation efforts, carbon credit markets have developed as a popular policy mechanism.  Though still largely focused on the energy sector, opportunities have emerged for smallholder farm ...
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March 11, 2013

A Double-Edged Sword: Gender and REDD+

By Abidah Setyowati, Core Associate, Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (WOCAN), USA. Last Friday, the world observed the 102nd International Women’s Day, and for the past week, the Landscapes Blog has honed in on issues related to gender and landscape management. Today, Abidah Setyowati shares WOCAN’s experience integrating gender in ...
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March 8, 2013

Gender in Tenure

We often discuss land and resource tenure here on the Landscapes Blog, whether it’s in relation to climate-smart agriculture or financing sustainable land management. Having that clear delineation of responsibility and a strong sense of ownership is fundamental to long-term sustainable management of natural resources and the various activities within a landscape. This is ...
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March 6, 2013

Protecting Women Farmers for a Sustainable Future

By Danielle Nierenberg, Co-President of Food Tank: The Food Think Tank and Eve Andrews, Food Tank research intern, USA. March 8th is International Women’s Day. The day recognizes the steps that have been taken toward gender equality, while also acknowledging that much more needs to be done to level the playing field for women in all […] ...
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March 4, 2013

Maathai and Beyond: Highlighting the Importance of Women in Landscape Management

“If you destroy the forest then the river will stop flowing, the rains will become irregular, the crops will fail and you will die of hunger and starvation.” – Professor Wangari Maathai This vision of people and nature intertwined underpins the great strides in empowering women and their communities while protecting the underlying natural support systems […] ...
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