Forests, Food Security and Gender: Linkages, Disparities and Priorities for Action
Within the global forestry sector, women are at a disadvantage. Women often possess distinct and valuable knowledge and priorities regarding forest resources, which often coincide with household health and nutritional interests. They, however, often lack agency and economic opportunity in forest management activities and decision-making. This report investigates these linkages and the chain-reaction women’s empowerment in the forestry sector can have on sustainable management and food security.