Sex and ecosystem services : the importance of gendered ethnobotanical knowledge in the Bale Mountains, Ethiopia
Integrating local ecological knowledge (LEK) of resource users with conventional scientific methods can promote effective collaboration among diverse stakeholders, facilitate access to decision-making power for marginalized communities, and provide a more holistic understanding of the landscape in question. Although this LEK integration is inherent to ethnobotanical studies, the importance of the knowledge-gender link is often overlooked. Understanding gender-based differences in local knowledge of plants is important for promoting collaborative conservation of plant-derived ecosystem services. ...
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