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Honduras: Women Make a Start in Agroforestry

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dc.contributor.author Wiff, Mercedes
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-29T15:54:21Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-29T15:54:21Z
dc.date.issued 1984 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10535/8503
dc.description.abstract "COHDEFOR is the Honduras Forestry Development Corporation, whose promoter had recently presented the farmers with a new system to be used in working the very eroded and, in some cases, bare highlands of the settlement. The help he had offered consisted mainly of cereals for food, and farm implements for the construction of terraces and the reforestation of some areas. The men of the settlement had not shown any interest, since they were busy working the valley lands and were distrustful of anything new. Despite this, they agreed to give a plot of land to each woman to try. María and nine of the other farm women knew that these very steep lands would be hard to till in the manner they were used to. They also knew that every day firewood was becoming scarcer and more expensive. But they decided to try, first on Doña María's land and later on that of the others. This, then, was the reason for her insisting on paying them herself if the technicians did not do so: she was perfectly aware of the greater possibilities of this new way of working. It was, besides, a challenge to show that women could accomplish something different from their household duties." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject agroforestry en_US
dc.subject crops en_US
dc.subject women en_US
dc.subject forestry en_US
dc.title Honduras: Women Make a Start in Agroforestry en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy en_US
dc.coverage.region Central America & Caribbean en_US
dc.coverage.country Honduras en_US
dc.subject.sector Forestry en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Unasylva en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 36 en_US
dc.identifier.citationpages 21-26 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 146 en_US

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