Food Security in Africa Depends on Secure Land Rights

Africa's celebration of a "Year of Agriculture and Food Security" is also a call to boost agricultural development. One in four people in sub-Saharan Africa are undernourished despite the region's abundant resource wealth. New studies shed light on the relationship between food security and secure land rights.

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A study in Ethiopia found that a regional land registration and certification program increased food availability, particularly in female-headed households.

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