Gender Issues in Large Scale Land Acquisition: Insights from Oil Palm in Indonesia


Elmhirst, Rebecca, Bimbika Sijapati Basnett, Mia Siscawati, and Dian Ekowati. 2013. Gender Issues in Large Scale Land Acquisition: Insights from Oil Palm in Indonesia.  Washington, DC: Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI).

Authors: Rebecca Elmhirst, Bimbika Sijapati Basnett, Mia Siscawati, Dian Ekowati


"This report is organized as follows. Chapter 2 provides a brief background to the issues globally and describes the methodology. Chapter 3 comprises the main body of the case study, drawing on information gathered in the key informant interviews and focus group discussions, as well as on relevant secondary materials. It situates the case in Laos and explores the policy context and key gender and governance issues around land-related agricultural investments. It also presents from the fieldwork some primary data on agricultural investments and examples of good practices from companies and for an enabling environment for smallholders. Chapter 4 then ends the report with overall conclusions and policy recommendations for land-related investments in agriculture in Laos" (Elmhirst et al 2013, 3).

Topics: Agriculture, Gender, Land Grabbing Regions: Asia, Southeast Asia Countries: Indonesia

Year: 2013

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