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Agroforestry and Forestry in Sulawesi series: gender, livelihood and land in South and Southeast Sulawesi

Author(s): Mulyoutami, E ;  Martini, E ;  Khususiyah, N ;  Isnurdiansyah ;  Suyanto
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 74p
Publisher: World Agroforestry Centre ICRAF
Place: Bogor, Indonesia
Keywords: Agroforestry ;  Forestry ;  Gender ;  Livelihood
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Abstract: As part of an assessment of community livelihood systems of the Agroforestry and Forestry in Sulawesi AgFor project, gender is an important factor to capture the different livelihood options of the community, and their strategies to improve those options, in relation to environmental management. The underlying premise is that women and men have different strategies in managing natural resources that lead to different problems, and also different types of solutions. This study focused on gender issues, community livelihood options and the land management. The methods of gathering primary data were structural group discussions and household interviews covering two districts in South Sulawesi, and two districts in South Sulawesi. Gender gaps were determined at district and provincial levels using the Gender Development Index, Human Development Index and Gender Empowerment Index. Within these indexes, female participation in decision making was indicated as very low while their contribution to community income was also much lower than men.
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