This paper is a summary of a regional case study on gender, land and decentralisation. The main study has two parts: three portraits of women showing different examples of access to natural resources and local leadership; and a general report based on the portraits and on interviews carried out in seven study sites in Maradi and Zinder regions in Niger.
A simplified table of contents follows: 1. Introduction; 2. Changing Systems of Agricultural Production; 3. Changing Modes of Access to Land and Natural Resources; 4. The feminisation of poverty: an irreversible process or the emergence of new possibilities?; 5. Conclusions.
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