New blogpost: Women’s landownership: Why we need to set the record straight

New blogpost by Cheryl Doss (Senior Lecturer in African Studies and Economics at Yale University and Leader of cross-cutting gender research, CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions and Markets – PIM) and Caitlin Kieran (Senior Research Assistant on Gender, PIM) as part of the CGIAR Talking Science blog competition: Women’s landownership: Why we need to set the >> Read more

New CCAFS Working Paper reveals gender gap in adaptation capacity to climate change in Africa

The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security (CCAFS) has published a new working paper, How resilient are farming households, communities, men and women to a changing climate in Africa? (PDF), that highlights the gender gap in ownership of productive land and access to agricultural support services in Sub-Saharan Africa-- both of which are critical >> Read more

Publication: Rural Women and Corporate Investment in African Land

Joint Oxfam and ActionAid paper prepared by Nidhi Tandon, Marc Wegerif and Catherine Access it here:  

Publication: Environmental and Gender Impacts of Land Tenure Regularization in Africa: Pilot Evidence from Rwanda

Although increased global demand for land has led to renewed interest in African land tenure, few models to address these issues quickly and at the required scale have been identified or evaluated. The case of Rwanda's nation-wide and relatively low-cost land tenure regularization program is thus of great interest. A new working paper paper by >> Read more

Publication: Two Faces of Change: The Need for a Bi-Directional Approach to Improve Women’s Land Rights in Plural Legal Systems

Source: IDLO Enhancing legal empowerment through engagement with customary justice systems, Working Paper Series  Summary: Includes the elusive path to development; land rights in plural legal systems – customary land law, law reform as a mechanism for change, current challenges in using formal law to promote change, country case studies in Mozambique and Tanzania; research-based >> Read more

Publication: Governing Land for Women and Men. Gender and Voluntary Guidelines on Responsible Governance of Land and other Natural Resources NEW

Source: FAO, Land Tenure Working Paper 19, (Elizabeth Daley and Clara Mi-young Park) Summary: Summary: Includes gender, government of tenure and the Voluntary Guidelines; key analytical issues and themes; regional summary; conclusions for the Voluntary Guidelines. Date: February 2011 Download the full paper (PDF 2.2MB) from the FAO website

Publication: Women, marriage and asset inheritance in Uganda

Using a unique dataset from Uganda, which collected individual-level asset ownership data and women’s life histories regarding assets, this paper examines the relationships between inheritance, marriage and asset ownership. Land is the most important asset in rural Uganda. The majority of couples (both married and those in consensual unions) report owning land jointly. Men who >> Read more

Resource: Intl Land Coalition Land Portal Gender Page

Sharing gender and land information and interacting with people and organizations interested in this issue Access it here

IFPRI Brief: the Gender Implications of Large Scale Land Deals

Whether viewed as “land grabs” or as agricultural investment for development, large-scale land deals by investors in developing countries are generating considerable attention. However, investors, policymakers, officials, and other key stakeholders have paid little attention to a dimension of these deals essential to truly understanding their impact: gender. It is easy to laud outside investment >> Read more

Publications: ILC on Women and Land

Over the last three years, the International Land Coalition (ILC) has carried out a project entitled "Securing Women's Access to Land: Linking Research and Action" in Eastern and Southern Africa with support from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). The project aimed at learning from grassroots women and promoting a transformative agenda for women's land >> Read more