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 ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 1999Nigeria, United States of America, Nepal, Zambia, Gambia, Bolivia, Guatemala, China, Tonga, Guinea, Ethiopia, Niger, Panama, Kenya, Albania, Italy, Tanzania, Syrian Arab Republic, India, Senegal, Mexico, Brazil
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2006Burkina Faso, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Nepal, Gambia, Mali, Zimbabwe, China, Congo, Ethiopia, Colombia, Mozambique, South Africa, Nicaragua, Uganda, Cameroon, Tanzania, Netherlands, India, Sudan, Gabon, Kenya
Issues of transformative change in gender relations have been on the development agenda for four decades and no-one could say that there have not been significant policy initiatives taken to achieve this objective. The enthusiasm generated during the 1975 International Year for Women and throughout the UN international Women’s Decade from 1976-1985 is undeniable and the achievements are clear.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2006Bangladesh, Nigeria, Guatemala, Indonesia, Brazil, Guinea, Thailand, Nepal, Philippines, Nicaragua, Uganda, Japan, Netherlands, India, Papua New Guinea, Cambodia, Asia
The Livelihood Support Programme (LSP) evolved from the belief that FAO could have a greater impact on reducing poverty and food insecurity, if its wealth of talent and experience were integrated into a more flexible and demand-responsive team approach. This paper represents part of an area of work which examines ways in which the poor can use small amounts of land to establish homegardens to support their livelihoods.
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