Promises, Power, and Poverty: Corporate land deals and rural women in Africa

 The rush to invest in farmland in Africa is having an immediate impact on women’s land-use options, on their livelihoods, on food availability and the cost of living, and, ultimately, on women’s access to land for food production.These are only the economic impacts. Women’s knowledge, socio-cultural relationship with the land, and stewardship of nature are also under threat. Too often ignored, rural women’s voices and perspectives need to be heeded urgently if a robust rural economy and food for all are to be guaranteed.

Promises, Power, and Poverty

Full Report:
Promises, Power, and Poverty
Corporate land deals and rural women in Africa

 


Promises, Power, and Poverty

 Summary:
Promises, Power, and Poverty
Corporate land deals and rural women in Africa

 

Publication Date: 
April 2013
Publication Author: 
Oxfam International