Gender and land use : diversity in environmental practices

TitleGender and land use : diversity in environmental practices
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1997
Series EditorM.E. de Bruijn, I. van Halsema, and H. van den Homberg
Pagination - 188
Date Published1997///
Place PublishedAmsterdam
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number90-5538-020-2
Keywords1995, Africa, agricultural land, Cameroon, conference papers (form), Country, developing countries, environment, farmers, gender, gender relations, Kenya, land use, politics, Subsaharan Africa, women

Gender, land use and environmental management in developing countries intersect in a complex setting in which culture, economics and politics interfere. This collective volume - the product of a seminar organized in Amsterdam in May 1995 - unravels these complexities. The introductory chapter (gender, land use and environmental management: analysing trends and diversity) was written by Mirjam de Bruijn, Ineke van Halsema and Heleen van den Hombergh. Five of the ten following chapters are on Africa: Diny van Elst (the changing use of the floodplain environment by Mousgoum women, Cameroon); Adri van den Berg (Giziga women farmers, land security and sustainability, Cameroon); Basilida Anyona Mutoro (gender aspects in small-scale farming in Vihiga District, Kenya); Adri Zuiderwijk and Juliette Schaafsma (male out-migration, changing women's roles and consequences for environmental management among the Mafa, Cameroon); and Gerti Hesseling (Sahelian women as partners in contracts on the management of natural resources)


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