Across Africa, women play critical land and natural resource management roles. However, these roles are typically unrecognized or undervalued. Minorities and disadvantaged groups are also integral to local conservation constituencies.
- Growing evidence points to better governance and conservation outcomes when fisheries and forests are managed collaboratively by women and men
- Gender-equal access to agricultural resources could increase the average woman farmer’s crop yieldsby up to 30%.
- More equitable involvement of men and women in forest management leads to significantly greater improvements in forest conditions, research shows.
- Nations with higher proportions of women in legislatures are more likely to ratify environmental treatiesthan other nations.