Understanding Women’s Participation in Forestry in Fiji


Men and women in Fiji have distinct roles, skills and knowledge in relation to forestry. Women collect fuelwood and different types of food, herbs and raw materials for consumption and sale from forests. Despite their heavy reliance on forestry related products, women are under-represented in decision-making positions, as men dominate decision-making about the management of forests and their resources. Consequently, women’s participation in forest governance at national and community levels is limited. In addition, women’s share of formal employment in forestry is significantly lower than that of men and tends to be concentrated towards the bottom of the pay scale in the labour market (Narsey 2007; Vuki 2013).

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March 22, 2021
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