For rural women and men, land is often the most important household asset for supporting agricultural production and providing food security and nutrition. Evidence shows that secure land tenure is strongly associated with higher levels of investment and productivity in agriculture – and therefore with higher incomes and greater economic wellbeing. Secure land rights for women are often correlated with better outcomes for them and their families, including greater bargaining power at household and community levels, better child nutrition and lower levels of gender-based violence.
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Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsMarch, 2018Bangladesh, Nigeria, Peru, Ghana, Ethiopia, Niger, Malawi, Honduras, Uganda, Tanzania, Ecuador, Cambodia, Paraguay, Burkina Faso, Iraq, Burundi, Nepal, Nicaragua, Tajikistan, Haiti, Mexico, Vietnam
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2010Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Colombia, Paraguay, Suriname, Northern America, United States of America, Asia, Tajikistan, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Nepal, Europe
Land Tenure Working Paper 15. This publication brings to light the existing linkages between land tenure and the realization of the right to food. It points out that responsible governance of land requires the adoption of human rights-based approach in order to develop coherent and long term solutions to improve people’s livelihoods. The document presents the legal implications of the right to food at national level and provides a series of examples on the implementation of human rights principles and obligations into land tenure systems, policies, and institutional frameworks.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2009Honduras, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Peru, Bolivia, China, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Colombia, Thailand, Nepal, Philippines, South Africa, Nicaragua, Belize, Ecuador, Argentina, India, Paraguay, Mexico, Brazil, Kenya
Land Tenure Working Paper 8. This paper articulates the views and demands of marginalised groups regarding the tenure of land and other natural resources. It points out the importance of adopting human rights framework when developing Voluntary Guidelines. Such framework means addressing the unequal relationships of power and corruption within and behind prevailing land tenure structures. It makes the governance of tenure of land and other natural resources more accountable, transparent, democratic and participatory.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2011Egypt, Bangladesh, Honduras, Chile, Guatemala, China, Indonesia, Bulgaria, Ghana, Malawi, Pakistan, Colombia, Panama, Nepal, Nicaragua, Vietnam, Albania, Madagascar, Tanzania, Ecuador, India, Mexico, Brazil
This paper explores a 15-country household data base to evaluate the impact of three key assets (land, education and infrastructure) on rural poverty. Using both a descriptive analysis and a quadratic probit model, with the probability of being poor as a function of these three assets, the paper concludes that household access to education and infrastructure are positively associated with higher incomes, while the impact of land holdings varies across countries. Also, this paper shows the importance of the complementarities among assets in their poverty alleviating potential.
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