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The ideas expressed in this publication rely heavily on the writings and research of Robert Chambers, Carol Colfer, Ruth Dixon, Louise Fortmann, Marilyn Hoskins, Shobita Jain, Richard Longhurst, Augusta Molnar, John Raintree, Dianne Rouchleau and Mercedes Wiff, to whom acknowledgement is gratefully made. None of these authors, however, is responsible for the use that has been made of their work here. D'Arcy Davis Case also provided editorial wisdom, inspiration and photographs.

The literature on women and forest products is widely scattered. The references that follow are not of source material but of more general publications that treat the subject in a broad context.


Can, Marilyn. Appropriate technology for women; two essays. London, Intermediate Technology Development Group, 1982.

ESCAP. Report of the expert group meeting on women and forest industries. Bangkok, ESCAP, 1980.

FAO. Follow-up to WCARRD: the role of women in agricultural production. Rome, FAO Committee on Agriculture, 1982.

FAO. Forests, trees and people. Rome, FAO, 1985, Forestry Topics No. 2.

FAO. Tree growing by rural people. Rome, FAO, 1985, FAO Forestry Paper No 64.

FAO. Wood for energy. Rome, FAO, 1983, Forestry Topics No. 1.

Hoskins, Marilyn. Household level appropriate technologies for women. Washington DC, US Agency for International Development, Office of Women in Development, 1981.

Hoskins, Marilyn. Rural women, forest outputs and forestry projects. Rome, FAO, 1983.

Hoskins, Marilyn. Women in forestry for local community development. Washington DC, US Agency for International Development, Office of Women in Development, 1979.

Rouchleau, Dianne E. "The User Perspective and the Agroforestry Research and Action Agenda", in Golz, Henry, (ed.), Agroforestry. Dordrecht, the Netherlands, Martinus Nijhoff/Dr W. Junk Publishers, 1987.

Scott, G. Forestry projects and women. Washington DC, World Bank, 1980.

Tinker, Irene. Women, energy and development. Washington DC, Equity Policy Center, 1982.

"Women in forestry". In Unasylva, vol. 36, no. 146, 1984/4, FAO, Rome.

Wood, D. H., et al. The socio-economic context of firewood use in small rural communities. Washington DC, US Agency for International Development, 1980.

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