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Bantaeng, Indonesia

Colfer C.J.P.,Center for International Forestry Research | Colfer C.J.P.,Cornell University | Achdiawan R.,Center for International Forestry Research | Adnan H.,Center for International Forestry Research | And 7 more authors.
Forests Trees and Livelihoods | Year: 2015

In recognition of the importance of effective and equitable governance at the landscape scale in enhancing human and environmental well-being, we use a recently developed framework for assessing men's and women's involvement in local governance. These results set the stage for an ongoing examination of the success of the AgFor project in southern Sulawesi in achieving this goal. Our findings establish a baseline on gender and governance in five communities with landscapes that include forestry, agroforestry, and agriculture: Bonto Tappalang and Tana Toa in South Sulawesi, and Tawanga, Ladongi, and Wonua Hua in Southeast Sulawesi. These indicators, which we complement with ethnographic insights, fall into two categories: (1) level of public involvement and (2) skills relevant for political action, each of which is assessed for both women and men. Our findings reflect what we believe to be a comparatively equitable gender situation in Sulawesi, with hopeful prospects for enhancing women's (and men's) public involvement in governance. We conclude with some practical and ethnographically informed suggestions for enhancing collaboration with women and men in these (and similar) communities. © 2014 Taylor & Francis. Source


Colfer C.J.P.,Center for International Forestry Research | Colfer C.J.P.,Cornell University | Achdiawan R.,Center for International Forestry Research | Roshetko J.M.,World Agroforestry Center | And 7 more authors.
World Development | Year: 2015

Analyses of intra-household decision-making in Sulawesi are linked to gender issues shown to affect involvement in landscape management. These include agriculture, food, money, life chances, and attitudes toward domestic violence. The picture portrayed is encouraging, showing the social sophistication of a group often marginalized: This group shows considerable female involvement in decision-making and strongly democratic elements. We identify three issues that need greater attention-for equitable landscape management to result: women's spheres of decision-making must be ascertained and taken into account, men's involvement in care needs to expand, and women's agency requires enhancement and external support. © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. Source


Colfer C.J.P.,Center for International Forestry Research | Colfer C.J.P.,Cornell University | Achdiawan R.,Center for International Forestry Research | Adnan H.,Center for International Forestry Research | And 4 more authors.
Forests Trees and Livelihoods | Year: 2013

Gender and governance or management are topics that have been inadequately addressed by researchers, with resulting very slow progress towards gender equity globally. A collaborative landscape management project in South and Southeast Sulawesi (Indonesia) has been trying to strengthen women's voices in local management and governance and to encourage more equitable benefit distribution throughout the landscape. The need for a simple assessment of the project's success presented an opportunity for us to develop a set of indicators that we believe can be adapted and used more widely. Our indicators, presented below, differ from other indicator sets available, most fundamentally in their foci on (1) gender and governance/forest management, (2) a combination of production and other more sensitive issues central to women's lives, and (3) intra-household decision-making. © 2013 Taylor and Francis Group, LLC. Source

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