Women and Nature Sustainability in East Africa
The conservation and sustainable utilisation of natural resources has gained a lot of attention in the last two decades, and emphasis is directed towards involving all levels, classes or groups of people to restore the depleting resources for our benefit and the benefit of the future generation. Women in Africa are a part of these groups, as they not only depend on the depleting resources, but are the ones seriously affected when these resources are threatened or degraded. Furthermore, women’s relation to nature in the south is of both physical and spiritual form, and their motherly role is extended to ‘nurturing’ nature. Whether this is an advantage or a disadvantage to women is a point of argument among eco-feminists.
KeywordsCash Crop Vegetable Garden Wild Vegetable Credit Facility Gender Consciousness
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