Maria Elisa Christie
The SANREM CRSP approach demonstrates how linkages among gender, biophysical, technological, governance, economic, social, environmental, and globalization factors can be used to achieve sustainable development. This project aims to compare how gendered networks and coalitions affect the ability of groups to access and control natural resources and to access appropriate markets and capture value for their agricultural and forest products. It will allow researchers to better understand how farmers and foresters manage resources and link to markets, what types of network characteristics contribute to securing sustainable livelihoods, and under what conditions these characteristics are most effective.
Considerable progress has been made in identifying and summarizing key articles on research in gender and development, sustainable agriculture, and natural resource management (120 in English, 26 in Spanish). The project was added to the SANREM Knowledgebase online, and the 10 most useful references were sent directly to the principal investigators and participants.