This study explores the impact of changes in land tenure institutions on women’s land rights and the efficiency of tree resource management in western Ghana, where cocoa is the dominant crop. Although communal land tenure aims to provide equitable access to land for all households, women’s land rights in the region are weaker than those of men, as is often the case under customary land tenure systems (Lastarria-Cornhiel 1997).
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Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2003Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Western Africa, Ghana
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2016Western Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa, Ghana
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2016Western Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa, Ghana
Improving women’s access to land is high on the agricultural policy agenda of both governmental and non-governmental agencies. Yet, the determinants and rationale of gendered access to land are not well understood. This paper argues that gender relations are more than the outcomes of negotiations within households. It explains the importance of social norms, perceptions, and formal and informal rules shaping access to land for male and female farmers at four levels: (1) the household/family, (2) the community, (3) the state, and (4) the market. The framework is applied to Ghana.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2003Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Southern Asia, Bangladesh, Nepal, South Africa, Ethiopia, Ghana, Zambia
This book synthesizes IFPRI's recent work on the role of gender in household decisionmaking in developing countries, provides evidence on how reducing gender gaps can contribute to improved food security, health, and nutrition in developing countries, and gives examples of interventions that actually work to reduce gender disparities. It is an accessible, easy-to-read synthesis of the gender research that IFPRI has undertaken in the 1990s.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksAugust, 2004Rwanda, Ghana, Zambia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Senegal, Ethiopia, Botswana, Nigeria, Eswatini
Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE) Report
Library ResourceLegislation & PoliciesAugust, 1985Ghana
Library ResourceLegislation & PoliciesAugust, 1951Ghana
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksAugust, 2010Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Ghana, Mozambique
Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC) Report.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksFebruary, 2006Ghana
Increasingly, economists are examining how the dynamics within households affect the outcomes of household decisions. This paper uses data from the 1991/92 and the 1998/99 Ghana Living Standards Surveys to examine how the share of assets owned by women in Ghanaian households affects household expenditure patterns. In this analysis, assets include business assets, savings, and farmland. The results indicate that women’s share of assets do have an impact on household budget shares for a number of expenditure categories in each time period.
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsDecember, 2004Ghana
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