The Role Of Gender Iin The Utiiliisation And Conservation Of Medicinal Plants A Case Study Of Mtelgon National Park

ABSTRACT

This study is an inspired effort to examine the ole of gender in the utilization andconservation of medicinal plants in Mt. Elgon National Park.

The role of gender in the conservation and utilization of medicinal plants has

been a debatable issue over a long period of time.

By design, this was a descriptive and cross sectional qualitative study whose

results were based on both primary and secondary sources of data

supplemented by research tools as structured questionnaires, interview

schedules and checklists, The Researcher employed a simple random samplingmethod to examine the role of gender in the utilisation and conservation ofmedicinal plants in Mt. Elgon National Park.

It was observed during the study that women play a major role in medicinal

plants harvest and conservation because they are traditionally tasked with

looking after the sick and injured members of their household. According to the study, 65% of the women showed adequate knowledge of medicinal plants compared to their male counterparts who comprised 35%.

The factors affecting the participation of women and men in the conservation andutilisation of medicinal plants include; Domestic roles, gender concepts, occupation, poverty and sensitisation.

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APA

RICHARD, L (2021). The Role Of Gender Iin The Utiiliisation And Conservation Of Medicinal Plants A Case Study Of Mtelgon National Park. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/the-role-of-gender-iin-the-utiiliisation-and-conservation-of-medicinal-plants-a-case-study-of-mtelgon-national-park

MLA 8th

RICHARD, LULE "The Role Of Gender Iin The Utiiliisation And Conservation Of Medicinal Plants A Case Study Of Mtelgon National Park" Afribary. Afribary, 03 Jun. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/the-role-of-gender-iin-the-utiiliisation-and-conservation-of-medicinal-plants-a-case-study-of-mtelgon-national-park. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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RICHARD, LULE . "The Role Of Gender Iin The Utiiliisation And Conservation Of Medicinal Plants A Case Study Of Mtelgon National Park". Afribary, Afribary, 03 Jun. 2021. Web. 28 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/the-role-of-gender-iin-the-utiiliisation-and-conservation-of-medicinal-plants-a-case-study-of-mtelgon-national-park >.

Chicago

RICHARD, LULE . "The Role Of Gender Iin The Utiiliisation And Conservation Of Medicinal Plants A Case Study Of Mtelgon National Park" Afribary (2021). Accessed May 28, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/the-role-of-gender-iin-the-utiiliisation-and-conservation-of-medicinal-plants-a-case-study-of-mtelgon-national-park