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  • Book Review: Guide to Texas Grasses, Robert B. Shaw

    Ganguli, Amy C. (Society for Range Management, 2013-12-02)
  • Sponsored Issue Acknowledgments

    Society for Range Management, 2013-12-02
  • The Evolving Role of Women as Rangeland Educators and Researchers in Colleges and Universities and in the Society for Range Management

    Ganguli, Amy C.; Launchbaugh, Karen L. (Society for Range Management, 2013-12-02)
    On the Ground • In the last 30 years, women have increased in SRM membership percentage, which appears to have paralleled the number of women hired into academic positions and women entering the discipline. • Although the history of women as SRM members and rangeland educators is relatively short, the increase seems to reflect that of related disciplines. • Gender demographic changes have increased diversity within the SRM and many academic institutions, enhancing what each offers. • Disproportionately fewer women receiving recognition and advancing to leadership positions within SRM or higher ranks within academia may reflect opportunities for the range profession to address.
  • Cross-Border Interaction Spurs Innovation and Hope Among Pastoral and Agro-Pastoral Women of Ethiopia and Kenya

    Coppock, D. Layne; Tezera, Seyoum; Desta, Solomon; Mutinda, Mark; Muthoka, Stellamaris; Gebru, Getachew; Aboud, Abdillahi; Yonas, Azeb (Society for Range Management, 2013-12-02)
    On the Ground • African pastoralists endure poverty, drought, and hunger. Women are especially marginalized because they are illiterate, unskilled, disempowered, and engaged in daily drudgery. • Such women, however, are capable of remarkable, sustained achievements in collective action, livelihood diversification, micro-finance, and community-based wealth generation. • Women can be profoundly inspired by successful peers. After careful training and mentoring, inspired women can then start new initiatives. • Husbands can be supportive of women’s empowerment because household welfare improves. Men sometimes join—and occasionally help lead—collective-action efforts. • Women’s empowerment should be a major focus in pastoral development projects because of the positive community synergisms women create.
  • Following the Footsteps of the Mongol Queens: Why Mongolian Pastoral Women Should Be Empowered

    Ulambayar, Tungalag; Fernández-Giménez, María E. (Society for Range Management, 2013-12-02)
    On the Ground • Mongolian pastoral women have essential roles as caregivers to their families, keeping their household members well fed, adequately dressed, and clean. However, when they are forced to lead their households alone, female-led families are more vulnerable because of limited assets and restricted access to information and knowledge exchange. • When women are entrusted with leadership of their communities, they demonstrate equal leadership qualities, reputation, and governance processes over rangeland management with their male counterparts. • Women leaders display superior trust building among their community members when compared with the men. • We recommend empowering women by increasing their leadership roles in formal community organizations.
  • Foreword: Women as Change Agents in the World’s Rangelands

    Stewart-Phelps, Leslie; Johnson, Patricia S.; Harvey, Jeannie; Coppock, D. Layne (Society for Range Management, 2013-12-02)
  • Incorporating Women’s Voices Into Wyoming Rangeland Research and Extension

    Wilmer, Hailey; Mealor, Rachel (Society for Range Management, 2013-12-02)
    On the Ground • The field of rangeland science and management is working to incorporate women’s voices and a better understanding of women’s decision-making roles into our research priorities and Extension practices. • The Wyoming Women in Range program offers a success story of Extension programming designed to encourage women’s participation and engagement in rangeland management. • Further research is needed to understand ranching women’s needs and responsibilities as business operators, natural resource managers, wives, mothers, and off-farm wage earners.
  • Sheep Production in the Mixed-Farming Systems of Mexico: Where Are the Women?

    Vázquez-García, Veronica (Society for Range Management, 2013-12-02)
    On the Ground • Mexican scholarship has often obscured women’s contributions to small-scale sheep production by using imprecise descriptions as to who producers are, what they do, and why. Such women can become invisible to researchers and policy makers. • A gender-based approach is needed to raise the profile of these women. This could include clarifying how and why sheep-production duties are allocated between women and men in households and understanding how and why policies differentially affect women and men in terms of their access to productive resources and entitlement programs. • Mexico needs to increase sheep productivity. Women are key stakeholders in this process. Production interventions could be facilitated by targeting women clients and making better use of their knowledge and practical Experience.
  • Women as Collaborative Leaders on Rangelands in the Western United States

    Van Riper, Laura (Society for Range Management, 2013-12-02)
    On the Ground • In recent years women have become more visible as leaders of collaborative range management in the western United States. Drawing on the experiences of four such women, gender aspects of leadership and community activism are explored. • The four women leaders consider their efforts as “nothing special” and “business as usual”; gender considerations are not prominent in how they view their success. • Personality traits are important determinants of exceptional leadership. Although such traits are found in both men and women, there may be cases where the more feminine attributes that emphasize peacemaking, community welfare, networking, and consensus building facilitate the management of complex problems. • Collaborative leadership is vital for rangeland management. Recruiting and training such leaders should focus on identifying those with appropriate personality traits and aptitudes—regardless of gender—and providing them with the tools, skills, and support networks for success. The four successful women ranchers described here give us tangible models to replicate.
  • Women as Partners in Pastoral Production in Afghanistan

    Schloeder, Catherine A.; Jacob, Michael J.; Sherzad, M. Dawood; Maqsoodi, Zohal; Banwal, Hadia (Society for Range Management, 2013-12-02)
    On the Ground • The Kuchi are pastoralists who raise sheep and goats on the rangelands. • Kuchi women are equal partners in the success of pastoral production, despite facing unique risks. • Kuchi women are unskilled, illiterate, and underserved, and remain constrained by cultural beliefs. They are eager, however, to improve the welfare of themselves and their community when given appropriate opportunities. • Women with training demonstrate they are more than capable of finding effective and sustainable solutions for female-related problems. • Building the capacity of motivated women and supporting their efforts outside the home to resolve conflicts themselves are keys to success.
  • Keeping Native American Communities Connected to the Land: Women as Change Agents

    Doan-Crider, Diana; Hipp, Janie Simms; Fight, Lisa Lone; Small, Valerie; Ashley, Virginia Yazzie (Society for Range Management, 2013-12-02)
    On the Ground • Native women are the fastest growing demographic among Native farmers and ranchers and have the ability, creativity, and cultural wealth to transform and restore the relationship to the land. • However, these women must be empowered in a western agricultural world that is male dominated. • Tribal self-sustainability will require changes in policies for land tenure and inclusion of women. • Native women will need to keep abreast of local and national land issues that affect our resources and that increase their knowledge and skills. • Education will give Native women and our youth the freedom to choose what is best for the future.
  • Shifting Into the Driver’s Seat—Building the Leadership Capacity of Australia’s Cattlewomen

    Leigo, Sally (Society for Range Management, 2013-12-02)
    On the Ground • Beef producers in Australia’s Northern Territory are limited in their ability to represent their needs and viewpoints in decision-making processes that affect the beef industry. • A collaborative approach was taken by the Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association, the Northern Territory Dept of Primary Industry and Fisheries, and the Commonwealth Government of Australia to design and deliver a series of 1-day workshops that aimed to build the leadership capacity of Northern Territory cattlewomen. • Workshops were held in 2009 and 2010 and focused on communication skills, goal setting, and personal health and fitness. • Encouraging more cattlewomen to take leadership roles benefits the beef industry by doubling its talent pool and bringing different perspectives to industry issues.
  • The World’s Gender Gap in Agriculture and Natural Resources: Evidence and Explanations

    Radel, Claudia; Coppock, D. Layne (Society for Range Management, 2013-12-02)
    On the Ground • Inequities, or “gender gaps,” occur between men and women in the control over productive resources and assignment of laborious tasks. This can negatively affect women and their families. • Although detailed studies remain rare, gender gaps appear to be common in the world’s rangelands. The sizes and types of gaps vary, however. • To measure progress toward greater gender equity on rangelands, we need baseline data that quantify information for women and men separately. • Research is also needed to understand how and why gender gaps occur. This can help identify interventions to close gender gaps. • By stepping into new roles, women who live and work in rangelands can transform local ideas about what is “normal” for women to do.
  • Andean Pastoral Women in a Changing World: Opportunities and Challenges

    Valdivia, Corinne; Gilles, Jere L.; Turin, Cecilia (Society for Range Management, 2013-12-02)
    On the Ground • The high Andes of South America include rangelands where pure pastoralists herd llama and alpaca and agropastoralists produce tubers, grains, sheep, and cattle. • Women of the Aymara ethnic group live in both pastoral and agro-pastoral systems and have traditionally been responsible for many aspects of crop and livestock management. They also have ownership rights for land and most types of animals. • The Aymara have adapted to large political and economic changes. Leadership profiles for women are increasing as rural communities diversify, men migrate in search of work, and females gain access to formal education. • The way forward is to continue to engage Aymara women in ways that encourage their participation in development processes, yet minimize additional, work-related burdens.
  • Women as Change Agents in the World’s Rangelands: Synthesis and Way Forward

    Coppock, D. Layne; Fernández-Giménez, María E.; Harvey, Jeannie (Society for Range Management, 2013-12-02)
    On the Ground • We know relatively little about women and rangelands because gender has not been a major focus of rangeland research and outreach. • “Gender gaps” and “leaky pipelines” negatively affect women who live on rangelands as well as professional women in range research, teaching, and outreach. Fixing gaps and leaks is important for gender equity and rangeland stewardship. • Prominent barriers for women worldwide include male-dominated hierarchies, heavy workloads, and restricted access to the means of production. • Despite barriers, rangeland women are “change agents” who improve circumstances for families, peer groups, and communities. • Barriers can be addressed via research, education, and policy.
  • Listening to the Land: Thoughts on Changing Expectations and Rangelands

    Box, Thad (Society for Range Management, 2013-12-02)
  • Browsing the Literature

    Mosley, Jeff (Society for Range Management, 2013-12-02)
  • Highlights

    Society for Range Management, 2013-12-02
  • Sponsored Issue Acknowledgments

    Society for Range Management, 2013-10-01
  • Listening to the Land: Tools, Science, and the Art of Compromise

    Box, Thad (Society for Range Management, 2013-10-01)

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