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Women, Wood and Work: In Kenya and Beyond

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Type: Journal Article
Author: Thrupp, Lori-Ann
Journal: Unasylva
Volume: 36
Page(s): 36-43
Date: 1984
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/8499
Sector: Forestry
Region: Africa
Subject(s): fuelwood
land tenure and use
social forestry
Abstract: "The fuelwood crisis is discussed in the context of broader issues relating to poverty and land use, in which women are involved. Kenya is taken as a case study to illustrate the potential and limitations of tree-planting projects. The National Council of Women of Kenya is one of the major women's networks in a country with a strongly developed national network of women's organizations. It has developed a strong and active tree-planting programme with 2 major components - the Green Belt movement and tree nursery development. The latter is a social forestry project; by 1982 there were over 50 nurseries and the project is expanding. A broader role is urged for women in decision-making and in wider political and economic influence."

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