Adoko’s argument is that projects to protect the environment should not be made the responsibility of poor women, particularly since it is not women – or poor people – who are destroying the environment. In the case of tree planting in Uganda, women are burdened with collecting water for saplings, whilst important gender issues such as land ownership are ignored. Adoko asserts that environmental problems should not be ‘dumped’ on local communities, and argues that Oxfam partners should instead choose rich groups to carry out environmental projects.
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