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Women's participation driving restoration of Ethiopian highlands

This article investigates how women are leading the restoration and protection of Ethiopia's highlands to fight climate change and land degradation. Ethiopia's highlands provide most of the country's food, but decades of deforestation and land degradation have threatened the region's sustainability. Involving women in decision-making is key to restoring and protecting the region. The rural women of Ethiopia are an essential part of the community, but their participation in decision-making varies by region due to cultural norms and values. Rural agriculture accounts for 80% of employment and 46% of GDP in Ethiopia, so it's crucial to restore and protect the highlands, including forested areas.

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