CHALLENGE 5

Extreme inequality

Extreme
inequality

Women, rural communities, and Indigenous Peoples continue to face reduced access to basic human needs and livelihood opportunities – and the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to push an extra half a billion people into extreme poverty.

CIFOR-ICRAF recognizes that solving complex social and environmental problems means addressing power and inequality for effective collaboration and just outcomes. For over two decades, our researchers have been making connections between poverty, land rights, livelihoods and gender.

Extreme inequality: Fast facts

Of those living in extreme poverty,
more than 90%
depend on forests
for at least part of their livelihoods
On average,
10% of people
live in extreme poverty,
including one in five children
In developing countries,
43%
of agricultural workers are women

 

Action

Addressing inequalities in forest and tree landscapes through an intersectional, rights-based approach to gender equality

CIFOR | TEAM

Equal opportunities, gender, justice and tenure

World Agroforestry | CROSS-CUTTING THEME

Gender in agroforestry

Global Landscapes Forum | COURSE

Landscape Academy: Gender in agriculture

Global Landscapes Forum | GLF KNOWLEDGE PAGE

Rights

Forests, Trees and Agroforestry | CROSS-CUTTING THEME

Gender and youth

CIFOR | PROJECT

Global Comparative Study on forest tenure reform