Manejo forestal comunitario, gobernanza y género en Hidalgo, México


García, Verónica Vázquez. 2015. “Manejo forestal comunitario, gobernanza y género en Hidalgo, México.” Revista Mexicana de Sociología 77 (4): 611-35.

Author: Verónica Vázquez García


Women are important users of forest resources. However, their participation in forest governance is limited, and the reasons for this have not been sufficiently explored in Mexico. This paper shows that gender discrimination in land tenure, the gender division of labor, the unequal distribution of benefits and the strictly commercial view of forest management plans contribute to women's exclusion from community forest management (CFM). It is essential to overcome these obstacles and include women's interests and needs in CFM in order to improve forest governance in the country.
Las mujeres son importantes usuarias de recursos forestales. Sin embargo, su participación en la gobernanta forestal es limitada, y las razones de esta situación han sido poco estudiadas en México. Este artículo sostiene que la discriminación de género en la tenencia de la tierra, la división genérica del trabajo, la inequitativa distribución de beneficios y la visión estrictamente comercial de planes de manejo contribuyen a la exclusión femenina del manejo forestal comunitario (MFC). Es indispensable superar estos obstáculos e incluir los intereses y necesidades de las mujeres en el MFC para mejorar la gobernanza forestal en el país. 

Keywords: gênero, bosques, tierra, madera, recursos forestales no maderables, gender, forests, land, timber, non-timber forest resources

Topics: Gender, Women, Gendered Power Relations, Gender Equality/Inequality, Land Tenure, Governance, Livelihoods Regions: Americas, North America Countries: Mexico

Year: 2015

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