Mere are a genuine equal opportunity employer, unusually in Africa we make no discrimination between men, women, young or old.

Many women have highly specialized knowledge of trees and forests in terms of biological diversity, sustainable management and use for various purposes, and conservation practices.

Women are aware of the food and medicinal values of forest products, which are particularly important during food crises.  Women make specific contributions to forestry and agroforestry value chains. These are important for their incomes, and in turn for the well-being and food security of their households.

Facilitating women’s participation in forest user groups, improving their access to modern sources of energy, and enhancing their access to processing techniques and markets have been found to make a major difference in the livelihoods of forest dependent people and their communities.