SPACES publication: Men and women use, experience and value coastal ecosystem services differently
In this latest publication, Matt Fortnam and coauthors from the SPACES team compiled evidence from across the SPACES datasets to illustrate how people’s engagement with ecosystem services are fundamentally gendered…
See this Stockholm Resilience Centre news item for a summary of the paper:
and in the blog below Kate Brown discusses the paper in the context of the emerging literature on the structures that determine who can benefit from ecosystem services, and how:
The gendered nature of ecosystem services – Kate Brown et al.
Kate Brown’s presentation on The gendered nature of ecosystem services. She concludes that:
- The gendered nature of ecosystem services is not natural – it is socially constructed and relational
- Using the SPACES chain highlights the different dimensions of this, moving us beyond assigning this to gendered roles, access and entitlements
- Recognise that how wellbeing is constructed and how knowledge is transferred
- More systematic analysis required
- Ecosystem services for empowerment
Do the poor benefit more? Patterns of ecosystem service benefits distribution and poverty in coastal Kenya and Mozambique – Tim Daw et al.
- Need to deal with trade-offs
- Between different aspects of wellbeing and between different individuals
- Between different ecosystem services
- Because they have different connections to poverty
- Need a better understanding processes linking ecosystem services to poverty to inform interventions
- Maintaining ecosystem services as a crutch or helping to access ecosystem services as a ladder…
- Why does high fishing income not translate into better wellbeing? Correlation or causation?
Understanding the disaggregated nature of ecosystem services well-being relationship in northern Mozambique – Dominque Goncalves
Dominique Goncalves’ picturesque presentation on the disaggregated nature of ecosystem services wellbeing relationship. She points out that fish and octopus are linked with most basic needs, but people are less satisfied with octopus, and that satisfaction levels vary between the communities. The levels can have to do with gender, tradition, conservation, migration, and/or development.