1st Edition

Gender Research in Natural Resource Management Building Capacities in the Middle East and North Africa

Edited By Malika Abdelali-Martini, Aden Aw-Hassan Copyright 2014
    296 Pages 90 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    296 Pages 90 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The aim of this book is to highlight the role that gender research can play in understanding natural resource management and rural development issues in the Middle East and North Africa region and how hands-on training and mentoring can be used as a capacity enhancement approach. It presents findings of four research teams, working in three countries, Algeria, Lebanon and Morocco. 

    The approach was to build  the capacity of national teams through hands-on field research, mentoring and technical support, which is different from traditional training. The chapters present the results of the case studies used as learning platforms for the teams and reflections on this approach. The case studies demonstrate the capacity and skills that the teams have acquired. These teams were multi-disciplinary and included social scientists as well as specialists in water management, livestock production and rangelands and agronomy.  The book provides grounded empirical examples for MENA academics, practitioners and development students concerned about ensuring gender-balanced rural development.

    1. The Emergence of Capacity Development Initiative on Social and Gender Analysis in MENA 

    Malika Abdelali-Martini and Liz Fajber 

    2. Marginalisation of Women’s Work as a Result of Changes in Pastoral Societies and Natural Resources 

    Mohamed Kanoun, Amel Meguellati-Kanoun, Malika Abdelali-Martini , Johann Huguenin, Mohamed Larbi Cherfaoui, Abdelhakim Ouzzane, Abdelmadjid Benmebarek, Malika Maamr and Souhila Fodil  

    3. The Potential Loss of Traditional Know-How of Qashabiya Production in Djelfa, Algeria 

    Amel Meguellati-Kanoun, Malika Abdelali-Martini, Mohamed Kanoun, Abdelmadjid Benmebarek and Mohamed Benidir 

    4. Gender and Marketing of qashabiya in Djelfa (Algeria) 

    Abdelmadjid Benmebarek, Mohamed Larbi Cherfaoui, H. Ouzane, Malika Abdelali-Martini, Amel Meguellati-Kanoun, Mohamed Kanoun and Souhila Fodil 

    5. Occupational Health Effects of Women Weavers and Prospects of Empowerment: Evidence from a Home-Based Activity in the Informal Sector in Djelfa, Algeria 

    Malika Abdelali-Martini, Abdelmadjid Benmebarek and Amel Meguellati-Kanoun   

    6. Access of Rural Women Cooperatives to Markets in Lebanon: Barriers, Enablers and Options for Action 

    Lina Abou Habib, Omar Traboulsi, Aziza Khalidi and Habbouba Aoun   

    7. Factors of Market Access Success for Traditional Food Industry in Lebanon: Some Themes Pertinent to Rural Women Cooperatives 

    Lina Abou Habib, Omar Traboulsi, Aziza Khalidi and Habbouba Aoun 

    8. Gender Inequality in the Context of Climate Change: The Case of the Boudinar Commune in Morocco 

    Abdellatif Khattabi, Manar Matah and Soumaya Ibrahim Huber 

    9. The Effects of Changes in Climate and Water Resources on Gender Inequality in Boudinar Community in Morocco: The Case Study Approach 

    Abdellatif Khattabi, Soumaya Ibrahim Huber, Naima Faouzi and Manar Matah 

    10. SAS for Gender Research and Social Capital Enhancement 

    Asmae Harrad, Fatima Zahid and Aden Aw-Hassan 

    11. Exclusion of Women from Local Development Initiative Doomed to Failure: The Case of the Middle Atlas Community of Maâmar in Morocco 

    Fatima Zahid, Siham Rohain, Karima Maâni, Sbai Mohamed, Maria Fernandez and Aden Aw-Hassan 

    12. The Ripple Effect of the SAGA Research Process: The Case of Boudinar Community in Morocco 

    Soumaya Ibrahim Huber and Abdellatif Khattabi 

    13. Capacity Building Effects of Social and Gender Analysis Project: Approach and Lessons Learnt 

    Andrea Pape-Christiansen, Malika Abdelali-Martini and Aden Aw-Hassan   

    14. Conclusion  Aden Aw-Hassan and Malika Abdelali-Martini


      Malika Abdelali-Martini is Socio-Economist and Rural Development and Gender Research Specialist in the Social, Economic and Policy Research Program at the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) based in Amman, Jordan.

      Aden Aw-Hassan is Director of the Social, Economic and Policy Research Program at the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) based in Amman, Jordan.