Paving the way for gender-responsive FLR: The importance of forest landscape restoration for rural women in Armenia

In Armenia, the forestry sector and forest restoration policy development and decision making in natural resources management processes have been shaped as a result of women’s historical every day practices—which are also often drivers of deforestation and degradation—and yet women’s direct participation in these matters is frequently neglected. Forests in Armenia are state property and […]

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Paving the way for gender-responsive FLR: Enhancing cultural identity, livelihoods, and ecosystems

Licuri is a highly valuable tree species, both to local ecosystems and in traditional cultural uses, with a clear commercial niche. Its productive and sustainable uses are directly linked to ecosystem conservation and women’s empowerment—which is being further developed to great success. Project partners are working together to increase the mechanization of the licuri harvesting and production process, aiming to lessen the time-burden on women and enhance their livelihood potential. […]

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The Mighty Shea Tree: How Gender Matters for Restoration

Forest restoration promises to not only enhance the ecological integrity of degraded and deforested lands but also to benefit the people who rely on those lands for numerous products and ecosystem services. If we are to restore vast areas of the globe – a goal embodied in the Bonn Challenge to restore 150 million hectares […]

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