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The Major Importance of 'Minor' Resources: Women and Plant Biodiversity

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dc.contributor.author Howard, Patricia
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-16T17:34:02Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-16T17:34:02Z
dc.date.issued 2003 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/6068
dc.description.abstract "This paper describes how women predominate in plant biodiversity management in their roles as housewives, plant gatherers, home gardeners, herbalists, seed custodians and informal plant breeders. But because most plant use, management and conservation occurs within the domestic realm, and because the principal values of plant genetic resources are localised and non-monetary, they are largely invisible to outsiders and are easily undervalued. Gender bias has prevailed in scientific research about people-plant relationships, and conservation policies and programmes are still largely blind to the importance of the domestic sphere, of women and of gender relations for biodiversity conservation, and to the importance of plant biodiversity for women’s status and welfare. Traditional knowledge and indigenous rights to plants are everywhere sex-differentiated, and gender inequalities are also implicated in processes leading to biological erosion." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.publisher International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Gatekeeper Series, no. 112 en_US
dc.subject women en_US
dc.subject biodiversity en_US
dc.subject resource management en_US
dc.title The Major Importance of 'Minor' Resources: Women and Plant Biodiversity en_US
dc.type Book en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.subject.sector Agriculture en_US
dc.identifier.citationpubloc London en_US

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