From Under Their Feet - Land Grab Impacts on Rural Women in African Countries


Tandon, Nidhi. 2010. From Under Their Feet - Land Grab Impacts on Rural Women in African Countries. Toronto, Canada: Networked Intelligence for Development. doi:10.13140/RG.2.1.1330.1928.

Author: Nidhi Tandon


"Land rights are one part of a complex set of problems and cannot be the sole focus to the exclusion of other factors that threaten not only women’s way of life but also the farming legacy that they will leave for future generations. A good part of women’s needs and empowerment revolve around information and knowledge. This includes providing women with complete and timely information; enabling them to assess (and negotiate) the real value of their land; valuing their knowledge of land and food management; supporting their food crop and land stewardship priorities; bringing the worlds of permaculture and organic farming in solidarity with food sovereignty movements and local peasant farming systems; and enabling women to take a stand and make a choice" (Tandon 2010, 6).
Table of Contents:
1. Introduction to Concepts, Contexts and Realities
2. The Land Market and Implications for Farmers
3. Evidence and Findings from Farmland Frontiers
4. What is the Way Forward... and How? Some Thoughts

Topics: Agriculture, Gender, Women, Land Grabbing Regions: Africa, Southern Africa Countries: Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia

Year: 2010

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