Gender and Non-Timber Forest Products: Promoting Food Security and Economic Empowerment
Women are heavily involved in the Non-Timber Forest Product (NTFP) sector, but earn little for their work and contributions. While the industry offers a great deal of promise in the way of economic-gain for women, it is not without it’s obstacles. This publication explores the experience of these women engaged in NTFP work, examining critical challenges and possibilities. Included is a review of various strategies employed by organizations seeking to improve earnings and maintain resource access for women.