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[20/03/2013] Social and Environmental Impacts of Agricultural Large-Scale Land Acquisitions in Africa
Rights and Resources Initiative This study focuses on the reported (as opposed to predicted or likely) social and environmental impacts of large-scale land transactions in Africa, with a focus...
“The impact of the inequality in lands rights has aggravated women’s socio-economic status, allowed for sexual harassment and violence against women and contributed towards marital...
Land Rights Policy for Liberia in Sight The Land Commission in collaboration with the Ministry of Internal Affairs will host the second in a series of public consultations on the draft Land...
[18/12/2012] IFAD video from The Gambia looks at how reclaiming and restoring unproductive land is changing the lives of women
[IFAD] In The Gambia, women often farm on degraded, unproductive land. The more fertile land is usually reserved for men. But things are changing. A government project is using simple technologies...
Take a few minutes to listen to this radio report made by BBC news a couple of days ago. This reports about the controversy between large and small scale farming, and land grabbing… Follow the...
[14/11/2012] Ghana: The role of individuals and private equity as a source of financing for aspects of urban regeneration
This paper by Rexford Assasie Oppong of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and Andre Brown of the University of Liverpool used the case of Kumasi (Ghana) to highlight the role of...
[via Daily Observer/AllAfrica] Ganjul, October 16, 2012- Women’s fundamental contributions in their households, food production systems and national economies are increasingly acknowledged,...
In the midst of the building frenzy in Senegal, the construction of buildings that cost less than 60,000 dollars, and thus do not require a building permit, is going unchecked by authorities,...
[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...
[09/07/2012] Report on ActionAid's Women's Land Rights Project in Guatemala, India, and Sierra Leone available online
The new baseline report on ActionAid’s Women’s Land Rights Project highlights the need for indigenous women in Guatemala, Dalit women in India, and rural women affected by HIV and AIDS in...