Forests, Food Security and Gender
This section of the FAO’s Unasylva publication highlights the link between gender inequality in the forestry sector and food insecurity. While men typically focus on one or two species of trees for timber production, women often rely on a wider variety of species with multiple uses for food, medicine and fuel needs. This results in differing priorities in the way of resource management between men and women. Women’s priorities, however, are often overlooked resulting in losses in livelihood and subsistence needs.