Learning from women - a training manual
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CTA. 1992. Learning from women - a training manual . Spore 41. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Women, conservation and agriculture : a manual for trainers 1992 199pp Pbk published by the Commonwealth Secretariat Marlborough House, Pall Mall London SW1Y 5HX, UK
Throughout Africa, women have the primary responsibility for household resource management and are deeply involved in agricultural production, especially for their families` consumption. Women are therefore directly dependent upon the natural resource base for their livelihoods and their families' basic needs. Water, soil trees, plants and sustainable natural systems are fundamental both to their survival and to the development of rural communities. Women, conservation and agriculture is based on two interlinking views of women's roles in the management of natural resources. The first is that when conditions allow women will apply their knowledge and skills to using resources sustainably, and will seek to protect the resources upon which they depend. The second is that the pressures upon women are such that they need support in their roles as environmental managers. Simply laid out in a ring binder format, the manual is divided into four sections: introduction; learning from rural women; women`s organizations for conservation; and conservation techniques. Boxes highlight key points and case studies; texts are illustrated with photographs, transect diagrams and line drawings and the information provided is both comprehensive and easily assimilated. This book should prove to be invaluable for trainers working with women either as individuals or groups at tile local level in Africa. Women, conservation and agriculture - a manual for trainers 1992 199pp Pbk published by the Commonwealth Secretariat Marlborough House, Pall Mall London SW1Y 5HX, UK