Groundwork: African women as environmental managers.
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A look at the present ecological balance in Kenya reveals a trend of rising degradation resulting from an increase in the population and as people and livestock move on to marginal land. This book analyses environmental degradation from the perspective of women whose problems, it is maintained, are inexorably linked to those of the environment. The first victims of environmental waste are normally women, whose tasks generally involve interaction with the natural environment. Laws, policies and programmes are only just beginning to recognize women as frontliners in the utilization and conservation of resources. This book looks at these issues under the following chapter headings: women and the environment in history; women - invisible managers of natural resources; women in soil and water conservation projects; women and the management of domestic energy; women's role in the supply of fuelwood; storytellers and the environment; women and enirvonmental law in Kenya; and policy impacts on women and the environment