According to a recent article from the IPS News Agency, women in Cameroon produce 80% of the country’s food needs yet own only 2% of the land. Though a 1974 Land Tenure Ordinance provides women with equal rights to property ownership, in reality customary tenure practices which discriminate against women sometimes trump national laws. In some cases, customary systems have provided women with secure rights to use land and resources however, recently women have experience greater difficulties protecting rights under these systems.
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Library ResourceNovember, 2012Cameroon, Kenya
Library ResourceMarch, 2015Africa, Congo, Ethiopia, Guinea, Liberia, Rwanda, Zambia
The 2015 World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty will take place at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington, D.C. on March 23 - 27, 2015. The theme of the 16th annual conference is "Linking Land Tenure and Use for Shared Prosperity.”
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2014Central African Republic, Guinea, Honduras, Rwanda, Tajikistan
From negotiations over responsible agricultural investment in Rome to new research on gender equality in Rwanda to important steps in legal reform in Tajikistan, land rights continued to be a priority issue for the global community in 2014. Here are some of our favorite pieces on land rights from USAID and our partners from the past year.
Library ResourceJune, 2014Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Congo, Madagascar, Rwanda, Senegal
Guest commentary by Kent Elbow, Independent Land Tenure and Property Rights Specialist.
Library ResourceApril, 2013Cameroon, Jordan, Rwanda
As attention to the central role land governance plays in economic growth, food security, and sustainable development continues to increase, recognition of the Voluntary Guidelines (VGs) for the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries, and Forests in the Context of National Food Security’s importance as a framework to guide effective laws and policies continues to rise. Workshops on the VGs have recently been held in Rwanda and Cameroon, with representatives from governments, civil society, and the private sector from around 20 countries attending each event.
Library ResourceMultimediaAugust, 2012Mozambique, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mexico, Indonesia, Nepal
Policy makers and practitioners face significant governance challenges that must be addressed in order to achieve the successful long-term sequestration of carbon on forested lands.
Library ResourceJuly, 2011Central African Republic, Zimbabwe
Blog Entry in DipNote: The official US State Department Blog Site: The true impact and power of a Department of State-supported USAID program in place there since 2007, evidenced in the form of a “for sale” sign.
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