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“China is actively investing in agriculture abroad and is now the world’s third largest source of foreign investment stocks in agriculture, behind only the U.S. and Canada. While China has a...
[01/10/2012] UN Women, FAO, IFAD and WFP launch five-year initiative “Accelerating Progress Toward the Economic Empowerment of Rural Women”
[adapted from UNWomen] 27 September 2012-“Accelerating Progress Toward the Economic Empowerment of Rural Women” is a five-year initiative of the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of...
[28/09/2012] Brown Bag Seminar on "With the Land Grabbers: Tales from the Front Line in the New Fight over Who Owns the Earth"
“A huge land grab is going on around the world. For food and for profit, the world’s richest and most acquisitive countries, corporations and individuals have spent the past five years...
The prime objective of Nigeria’s new housing policy is to “ensure that all Nigerians own or have access to decent, safe and sanitary housing in healthy environment with infrastructural services...
[from SABC News] Women’s rights are human rights, President Jacob Zuma said in a speech prepared for delivery at the high-level event on women’s access to justice on the margins of the...
The African Growth and Development Policy (AGRODEP) Modeling Consortium has released the second edition of its AGRODEP Bulletin, a publication providing insights into major economic development...
[21/09/2012] Ugunja, Kenya- Empowering Kenya's Widows: NGOs seek to reverse the discrimination against Kenya's widows
[adapted from Think Africa Press] In the Uganja area of the Nyanza Province in Kenya, upon death of their husband, many widows land is forcibly taken away from them by their in-laws. Such practices...
The findings of this study by Urban LandMark,Universidade Eduardo Modlane and Universidade Pedagógica tell an important story of the significance of local land practices in creating opportunities for...
South Africa and the African continent would experience unprecedented levels of urbanisation in the next few decades which would present major challenges that governments and urban planners needed to...
[18/09/2012] Video on the 'Right to land - Right of men and women: experiences with paralegals in Mozambique'
‘The video presents an overview of the gender issues in Mozambique and the major challenges faced by rural women when it comes to access land and natural resources. Through interviews with...