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Women and Natural Resource Management: A Manual for the South Pacific Region  

Size: A4 (297 mm x 210 mm)
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Categories: Gender, Women and Natural Resource Management

ISBN No: 978-0-85092-464-0

Format: Spiral bound

Publication Date: 1996
Number of Pages: 142

Status: Out of print

Price: £ 6.95    [Currency converter]  


Description

This manual is a practical guide for involving women in environmental and natural resource management at the local level. It provides trainers and extension workers with skills and techniques to train and involve women in conservation activities, and resents success stories of women promoting environmental management and sustainable development in the region. Its methodology depends upon drawing out and utilizing women’s indigenous technical knowledge and properly identifying their needs and priorities.

Contents

Foreword

 

Section 1: Women and Natural Resource Management: An Introduction

The Contents and Who Will Use the Manual

Women: Essential Partners

The Pacific Region

Sustainable Resources: Problems

The Extent of the Problems

The Roots of the Problems

Rural Women are Especially Affected

The Task

Women, Development and Environment; Achievements to Date

Ways Forward for Society

Approaches for Specific Projects

Sensitivity to Culture

Two Stories of Environmental Degradation

 

Section 2: Learning From Rural Women

Why Ask Women?

What Do Rural Women Know?

What Do Rural Women Know About Their Environment?

Collecting Information and Encouraging Women to Use It

Rapid Rural Appraisal

RRA Techniques

Understanding Conflicts of Interest

Changes in the Environment

Understanding Local Institutions and Groups

Using Knowledge from an RRA

Practical Points for Carrying Out an RRA

 

Section 3: Case Studies in Natural Resource Management

Restoring Degraded Lands and Improving Subsistence Agriculture in Wau-Bulolo, Papua New Guinea

Women’ Leadership to Promote Possibilities for Community Forest Management

Home Gardening and Family Nutrition Project in Rarotonga, Cook Islands

An Aquaculture Project in Western Samoa

A Community Health Project in Tuvalu

Environmentally Sensitive Development Planning at Community Level in the Solomon Islands

Kolombangara Rural Electrification Programme

What the Case Studies Show

What are the Criteria for Success?

Can The Success of These Examples be Reproduced Elsewhere?

Exercises

 

Section 4: Conservation Techniques

Women and Conservation Technology

Sustainable Agricultural Systems in the South Pacific

Some Useful Trees for Agroforestry

Reclamation of Human Wastes and Household Organic Matter

Subsistence Fisheries in the South Pacific

 

Section 5: Learning Units: Women and Natural Resource Management

Learning Unit 1 – Getting to Know Each Other

Learning Unit 2 – Communication Styles

Learning Unit 3 – Objectives and Expectations

Learning Unit 4 – The Context

Learning Unit 5 – Finding the Roots of the Problems

 

 

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