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Women's dependence on forest and participation in forestry: A case study of joint forest management programme in West Bengal

Nimai Das, , nimai_econ@rediffmail.com
 
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Nimai Das (2011), "Women's dependence on forest and participation in forestry: A case study of joint forest management programme in West Bengal", Journal of Forest Economics: Vol. 17: No. 1, pp 67-89. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfe.2010.09.003

Published: 0/1/2011
© 0 2011 Nimai Das
 
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JEL Codes:Q23J16C25Q56
Bengal forest resourceGender driven participatory forest managementPhysical and financial dependence on forestDeterminants and factors affecting participation in forestry
 

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In this article:
Introduction
Dataset and profile of study site
Dependence on forest
Participation in forestry
Dependence affecting participation for forest resource
Conclusion

Abstract

The study examines extent of women's dependence on forest and their participation in gender sensitive planning of joint forest management programme in West Bengal, where the provincial government made pioneer attempt during early 1990s by establishing separate female forest management unit to accommodate women's preference, needs, knowledge and values on forest resources providing separate provision in institutions. It suggests that women's participation in their own management unit is substantially higher than men's in the general (joint) forest management unit, and the former ensures women's major contribution to their household's income with women's greater physical involvement in forestry works.

DOI:10.1016/j.jfe.2010.09.003