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A critical analysis of the introduction of essential oil distillation in the High Atlas of Morocco with reference to the role of gendered traditional knowledge

Montanari, Bernadette (2012) A critical analysis of the introduction of essential oil distillation in the High Atlas of Morocco with reference to the role of gendered traditional knowledge. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) thesis, University of Kent. (KAR id:33560)

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Abstract

A new decentralisation policy in Morocco in line with international development best

natural resource degradation, poverty and out-migration. Community-based resource

evaluates the mechanisms of implementation for a project to produce essential oil in a

gendered traditional practices in this context.

factors that jeopardise the successful implementation of the project. At the macro level,

address the central local issues, and does not build on community norms and customs

government is not to integrate the community as an equal partner in decision-making, to

local labour force.

leverage, but has so far benefited only a handful of individuals. Local lineage

these also influence women’s interests, my results show that traditional knowledge

The study reveals, however, that the community possesses inherent key features

communities’ internal organisation, a population eager to earn an income, and an

which a valuable essential oil is extracted. The communities could therefore benefit

from the onward sale of these products in the country’s lucrative herbal market.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD))
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Depositing User: Clair Waller
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2013 13:30 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 10:06 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/33560 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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