Improving access to fuelwood for rural women

Fuelwood scarcity poses problems for rural women. Time lost in gathering wood, rising wood costs, poorer soils, food shortage for small farm animals, less fuel for market industries, and shorter cooking time result. Diminishing natural forests mean fewer important non-wood products from the forests.
Fuelwood and rural women should be closely tied to agroforestry in the Third World.
Type Classification:
E: Emanations of other strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal