Local strategies to food and meal security within the global world markets and the possibilities of resource management will show us the scope of action for sustainable livelihoods. Experiences with environmental management and local knowledge will help to understand gender relations and human activities. The debate on gender and environment will be explained by theoretical approaches of ecology, human and cultural ecology as well as ecofeminist contributions.
"Women ... play an essential role in the management of natural resources, including soil, water, forests and energy ... and often have a profound traditional and contemporary knowledge of the natural world around them" - World Bank
We will follow the debate on the food crisis of 2008 and 2011 and necessary activities, the climate change discussion and the environmental as well as social and cultural effects of agro- and bio-fuel production.