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Focus on Gender: Give women a say in dryland protection

Women are often unaware of their rights to resources and are excluded from decision-making. Results of a study presented this month revealed that the economic value of dryland ecosystems is higher in developing than developed countries, putting pressure on policymakers to prioritise dryland conservation in low-income nations. Successful policies will combine technical conservation with a people-centred focus and central to this will be recognising that many poor women rely on drylands for income.

Topic:

Gender; Drought

Date:

2013-04-24

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