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Gender and Land Rights - Understanding Complexities; Adjusting Policies


  • FAO Economic and Social Development Department


Increasing women’s access to land is crucial to fight hunger and poverty. However, gender disparities in land access remain significant in most countries, regardless of their level of development. A new FAO database helps to understand the factors that prevent women from accessing land; and to design better policies to effectively address this situation.

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  • FAO Economic and Social Development Department, 2010. "Gender and Land Rights - Understanding Complexities; Adjusting Policies," FAO - Economic and Social Perspectives 8EN, Economic and Social Development Department of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
  • Handle: RePEc:fao:pbrief:08en

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    rural development; hunger; food security; economic crisis; prices; agriculture;

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    • Q18 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy
    • Q11 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Aggregate Supply and Demand Analysis; Prices
    • O13 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products

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