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Promises, Power, and Poverty: Corporate land deals and rural women in Africa

Promises, Power, and Poverty: Corporate land deals and rural women in Africa
26 pages

Authors
Tandon, Nidhi
Wegerif, Marc

Publication date
09 Apr 2013

ISBN
978-1-78077-288-2

Publisher
Oxfam International

Type
Policy paper

The rush to invest in farmland in Africa is having an immediate impact on women’s land-use options, on their livelihoods, on food availability and the cost of living, and, ultimately, on women’s access to land for food production. These are only the economic impacts. Women’s knowledge, socio-cultural relationship with the land, and stewardship of nature are also under threat. Too often ignored, rural women’s voices and perspectives need to be heeded urgently if a robust rural economy and food for all are to be guaranteed.

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