The International day of Rural Women, which we celebrate today, is an annual event to recognise the role women play in agriculture and rural development.
In Kenya where the foundation of most communities is agriculture and livestock production, women contribute up to 80 per cent of workforce yet they only hold 1 per cent of registered land in their names and around 5-6 per cent of registered titles are held in joint names (Kenya Land Alliance, 2013).
By Frank Pichel, Interim CEO & Chief Programs Officer, Cadasta Foundation
Across the continent, insecure rights to land are robbing millions of financial stability and long-term prosperity. While new technology is giving people the tools to define what’s theirs, governments must recognize that certainty of ownership is a prerequisite of sustainable development.
Food security in Uganda relies mainly on access to land and security of tenure. Land governance is marked by the contradiction between relatively progressive legislation and only partial implementation. Institutions that have to deal with land administration and land disputes, such as customary authority systems, local government, and special courts for land justice, have weakened in the last years. Women’s position with respect to land and inheritance also remains weak, both legally and in practice, undermining their livelihoods and status in society.
Equitable access to land is vital for inclusive economic growth, sustainable development and food security. Although much is known about the topics of land governance and food security, it is not always clear how the two relate to each other, especially in specific country contexts. This reflection paper, based on literature, LANDac country factsheets and three learning trajectories initiated by LANDac in Uganda, Ghana and Ethiopia, brings together findings and outcomes to provide policy recommendations for improved land governance and food security in Africa.
Foi lançado pelo presidente da República, em Ribaué, no dia 17 de Fevereiro de 2017, o Projecto SUSTENTA, sob tutela/direcção do Ministério da Terra, Ambiente e Desenvolvimento Rural (MITADER). Este Destaque do Meio Rural procura apresentar o projecto referindo o que nele há de novo ou de lições de algumas projectos em curso, o que há de positivo e quais os riscos da sua implementação. O presente trabalho baseia-se na apresentação do projecto em power point.
Quando perto de metade da população está abaixo do limiar da pobreza, não é errado concluir que se está perante um “fracasso” dos diferentes planos e políticas desenhadas e implementadas pelo Governo de Moçambique. Assim, surge a questão central deste Destaque Rural: Quais as armadilhas da pobreza e as estratégias de produção dos pequenos produtores do Sul do Save?
Welcome to this inaugural issue of a quarterly Bulletin that highlights outbreaks of transboundary pests and diseases that have the potential to impact food and nutrition security in southern Africa. The Bulletin also captures recently concluded and upcoming events that are being organized by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and stakeholders to improve the capacities of partners in preparedness and response to crop and livestock emergencies in the