Gender and Social Inclusion Analysis of Customary Practices in Oil Palm Producing Areas and the Africa Palm Oil Initiative process in Ghana
Afua Appiah | Proforest
Gender considerations are essential in natural resource management. In Ghana’s oil palm-producing regions, women and men often have different rights and access, especially where customary laws on land tenure favour men. In line with its aim to ensure that all marginalised groups are fully represented, Ghana’s national platform conducted a Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) analysis to understand how gender sensitive (or otherwise) the APOI process has been in the country. This report provides a summary of its findings and recommends steps to bridge the identified gaps.