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
more than 90%
depend on forests
for at least part of their livelihoods
10% of people
live in extreme poverty,
including one in five children
of agricultural workers are women
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Agus Purnomo, Managing Director for Sustainability and Strategic Stakeholders Engagement, Golden Agri-Resources, Ltd., speaking at the Discussion Forum Engaging the private sector in long-term solutions to end Indonesiau2019s forest fires and haze, on Day 2. Global Landscapes Forum, Paris, France.
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