Although few projects within the 11-year Renewable Natural Resources
Research Strategy (RNRRS, 1995-2006) tackled gender issues directly,
many researchers attempted to use their experiences to improve the
quality and range of information available about gender. The resulting
lessons, although not particularly novel, provide useful insights for
future research on natural resources and poverty.
This Brief presents an overview of how the DFID-funded Renewable Natural
Resources Research Strategy (RNRRS) has addressed gender in the field of
natural resources management. It explores the impact - direct and
indirect - of gender on key areas and distils lessons for future
research and policy.
This Brief is an edited summary of a paper written by Dr Elizabeth
Bennett (2005): Gender and the DFID RNRRS: A Synthesis.
DFID, London, UK, 6 pp.
Gender: some insights. Learning from the Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy.