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Women's rights and access to land in Africa

Women produce more than 80 per cent of the food in Africa, yet they own only one per cent of the land. At a symposium on women's rights and access to land, researchers from across Africa shared their findings and recommendations with policymakers. They also shared their thoughts with New Agriculturist.
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We need to empower women at all levels. In Africa women collect wood fuel, fetch water till the land, but when it comes to land ownership there are not counted, we need need to see them counted in order to address food and nutrition security
posted by: Themba Phiri (13:32:42 Thu 19th January 2012)

Empowering women economically to acquire land could be the best alternative way of increasing their opportunity to own land. Inheritance, laws and tenure always make matters worse as regards women rights to own land.
posted by: Sule Sale (10:05:44 Sat 4th December 2010)

 

 

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