Year 2017, Volume 10 , Issue 2, Pages 8 - 15 2017-08-15

Rural women and the forest issues preservation - Case study, Morocco

Said LAARIBYA [1] , Assmaa ALAOUI [2]

The thorough analysis of a places of states, integrating the "gender" dimension is very useful because it has been found to date, little knowledge gathered on the various ways in which women and men use to manage natural resources. There is a cause and effect between a local populations and the forest of Maamora in Morocco. The following article deals with the problem of interaction between rural women and natural resources through the testing and use of tools for gender mainstreaming in six soils representative a rural forest "Sehoul and Sidi Abderrazak" located in Maamora forest Salé city and Khemisset city in Morocco . Rural women are forced to over-exploit existing forest resources to meet their basic needs and improve their living conditions. The majority of households in the commune practice extensive farming heavily dependent on the forest, and consume a large amount of fuel wood collection which is for women and young school children boys and girls . The analysis of the seasonal calendar shows that there is an overload of women's activities that are related to the production and reproduction throughout the year. In fact, the wife and daughter perform several chores that require a lot of time and energy and are unfortunately neither paid nor valued in the local development process. This situation forces rural women to satisfy their needs at the expense of forest resources
Maamora forest, rural women, forest resources, gender issues, ranching
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Primary Language en
Journal Section Research Article

Author: Said LAARIBYA
Institution: Ibn Zohr University, Campus Ait Melloul, Labo GEDEZA (ER-GRND-MASA) Agadir, Morocco

Author: Assmaa ALAOUI
Institution: Technical Specialized Institute for Water and Forests, Morocco


Application Date : April 23, 2021
Acceptance Date : April 23, 2021
Publication Date : August 15, 2017

APA Laarıbya, S , Alaouı, A . (2017). Rural women and the forest issues preservation - Case study, Morocco . Biyolojik Çeşitlilik ve Koruma , Supplement 2 , 8-15 . Retrieved from