31 Aug '17, 3pm

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Another characteristic of climate smart agriculture is engaging women and other marginalized groups, who are those most affected by the impacts of climate change. This can be difficult — in Malawi women have the less access to, and fewer legal rights, to land. But recently, the government has begun encouraging women to take leading role in environmental restoration work, and some women have taken it upon themselves to lead forest restoration efforts. One such woman is Mable Mailosi, a 62-year-old retired civil servant who has committed herself to replanting trees along riverbanks and hills in the Chipande area, another remote area outside Blantyre. Mailosi has also established her own tree nursery, where she produces indigenous tree seedlings. She plants the trees herself as part of her restoration efforts, and also offers the seedlings to other interested farmers at a sma...

Full article: http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/elist/eListR...

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