Case-based analysis of existing economic and environmental practices of rural women in Suusamyr ayil okmotu, Kyrgyz Republic
About the publication
The case study was conducted in the framework of the UNDP-UNEP Poverty and Environment Initiative and is aimed at the study of existing initiatives and leadership of women in one of the pilot areas of the Initiative, namely Suusamyr AO.
Five individual experiences reviewed in this study demonstrate diversity of processes whereby local rural women secure income through their own efforts. Analysis of interviews shows that women continually seek to improve their livelihoods by engaging in different productive activities which are available and appropriate in their existing situations.