Welcome to the seventh edition of the FTA Gender Integration Team Newsletter: Focus on Gender.
This newsletter is meant to serve as a mechanism for knowledge sharing, especially on good practices and lessons learned. We are counting on your knowledge, information and experiences. Please feel free to share with us any gender and forests related resources, tools or information you may have. Your comments and feedback on the newsletter are welcome and encouraged. To get in touch, please email Ana Maria Paez Valencia.
By Carol J. Pierce Colfer, Senior Associate, Center for International Forestry Research
In a recent blog for the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry my colleague Patti Petesch wrote about the adverse impacts of oil palm on Dayak women in Kalimantan, Indonesia, based on results from a multi-national, quantitative study. In the book, Gender and Forests: Climate Change, Tenure, Value Chains, and Emerging Issues, this same issue is addressed, with scientists looking at conditions within one of these communities in the past, and in the present, using a holistic and qualitative approach. Read more
Featured Project & Researcher
Project: Gender sensitive climate-smart practices for coffee agroforestry in Nicaragua
Researcher: Tatiana Gumucio, Gender Postdoctoral Fellow, International Center for Tropical Agriculture CIAT
“To identify interventions for climate change mitigation and adaptation we have to look critically to the management of trees and tree resources for entry points…”
To read the full interview with Tatiana, click here.
Focus on Gender Research
This is a brief update on selected gender-related research that is ongoing within the CGIAR research programme on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA).
Gender and Uganda’s informal timber value chain. A project looking to provide recommendations, not only to mitigate adverse gendered impacts, but also to suggest policy options for a more gender-inclusive value chain Read more
For a list of all of CIFOR’s gender-related projects, click here.
ICRAF-Latin America is helping in the development of the Gender and Climate Change Action Plan for Peru
5Capitals-G – Piloting a gender-responsive methodology for assessing the poverty impacts of value chain development
For more information, click here.
The Sustainable Amazonian Landscapes project integrates a gender perspective to understand men’s and women’s ecosystem services uses and related decision-making roles in Yurimaguas, Peru, and Caquetá, Colombia. For details, click here.
News & Highlights
Four social and natural scientists who used participatory methods to conduct their research in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, India and Malaysia, reflect on key challenges and benefits of participatory research.
Gender and Forests: Climate Change, Tenure, Value Chains and Emerging IssuesThe work of gender and forestry specialists from various backgrounds and fields of research and action to analyse global gender conditions as related to forests. To see more info on this enlightening book, click here.
From 20-24 April 2016, a training on 5Capitals-G – a gender-responsive tool for assessing the poverty impacts of value chain development – brought together researchers from Bioversity International and partners working on gender-equitable value chain development in different parts of India. For details, click here.
This newsletter is a product of the collaboration between the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bioversity International, and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) as part of the Research Program on Forest, Trees and Agroforestry of the CGIAR.
CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry
The CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) is the world’s largest research for development program to enhance the role of forests, trees and agroforestry in sustainable development and food security and to address climate change. CIFOR leads FTA in partnership with Bioversity International, CATIE, CIRAD, ICRAF, INBAR and TBI.