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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 14 Pastoral production in Mongolia from a gender perspective


Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 14 Pastoral production in Mongolia from a gender perspective Louise Cooper and Narangerel Gelezhamtsin Background wood, for fuel) and water. This gender division of labour is common and is seen as the `ideal' which all households would adopt This paper discusses the organisation of given a suitable gender composition within the pastoral production at the household level, from a gender perspective. It describes and household and sufficient labour. Certain tasks expla ins the use of matrices and mobility are frequently assigned to children and their mapping as participatory methods for labour can be essential to households. gathering information on seasonal labour Explaining the gender division allocation, time use, and mobility. The research was carried out as part of the Policy Alternatives for Livestock Development The nature of pastoral production necessitates (PALD) project, to study and make policy the division of tasks. The men usually carry recommendations on the liberalisation of the out long-distance herding duties. This is Mongolian pastoral economy and its impact mostly for practical reasons: pregnant women within the household. or women with young children are likely to find this task arduous. However, the Research was carried out in two contrasting organisation ...

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