Gender equality and social inclusion in forestry and agroforestry

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Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

Both women and men can depend on forests, agroforestry and trees for their livelihoods, and play a critical role in managing them. However, there are significant inequalities in roles, rights and responsibilities among women and men in rural areas. These inequalities are reflected in the ways in which women and men participate in decision-making, benefit from forest and tree resources, and experience changes in forest and tree-based landscapes. The forestry and agroforestry sector has much to contribute to addressing inequalities between women and men, and empowering disadvantaged women and men in ways that contribute to sustainable rural landscapes. This video explains how the CGIAR Research Program on Forest, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) is tackling this challenge head on.

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