III. CASE STUDY OF ENVIRONMENTAL REHABILITATION PROJECT IN MALAKAND DIVISION OF NORTH-WEST FRONTIER PROVINCE
I. Women in forestry
The education of women is probably the single most important aspect of promoting rural development in NWFP , as less than 6 per cent of the women in the province are able to read and write. ERP has started the recruitment of 38 women who will initiate women groups to establish women organizations in the project villages. The Women in Forestry programme is restricted to courtyard nurseries, tree planting, sowing on hillsides, involvement in village land-use planning and village development schemes. Other activities are at the exploratory stage (e.g., credit/saving schemes and attracting training by other line agencies on fruit tree growing, kitchen gardening, fruit drying and juicing, and the use of solar ovens).