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.