A feminist approach to natural resource management

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Historically, natural resources such as land, water and forests have been managed as economic resources, with policies and programs deeply rooted in economic and political agendas.

Over time, research on nature–society relationships allowed new insights into the political nature of policies, institutions and processes of environmental change. Such research helped expose the gender dynamics at work in the management of natural resources.

In a forthcoming book chapter, we argue how two shifts influenced how and why gender became more visible in natural resource management and governance: the evolution of community collectives and the concept of plurality of institutional arrangements…

Photo credit: Md. Akhlas Uddin

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