This LL will be in a rural region that has experienced depopulation due to internal and external migration. Prior extensive agricultural practices have led to soil degradation and other undesirable environmental effects. Women operate very small farms and have not been involved in previous extensive, and environmentally damaging practices because of the size of the holdings. There is potential for women farmers to be socio-ecological leaders and innovators in adopting greening measures. Rural women also play prominent roles in trying to develop social capital and optimising community activities. This Lab will look at the innovation needs of women on very small farms, and of rural women developing initiatives to strengthen the social capital in rural areas.

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