Why Tanzanian Women Farmers Need Land Rights
A 2017 case study titled "Women's Access to Land in Tanzania" revealed that the majority of small-scale women farmers are illiterate and lack the capacity to fight for their rights. They also struggle to access reliable markets because of high transport costs of their harvests, resulting in little profit.
Farmers teaching farmers. Mwanaidi Ramadhani (left) is part of a local farmers organization in Mwasonge. Farmers like Mwanaidi have coached more than 1,800 farmers in Tanzania to grow this kind of sweet potato (file photo).
Daily News, 18 May 2018
AGRICULTURE has been termed an entry point for women to the fourth industrial revolution and a critical input into the economic growth of Africa, via agro-processing manufacturing… Read more »
The Conversation Africa, 14 May 2018
In the agricultural sector - the major employer for poor people in Africa - assets like land and livestock are owned and controlled mainly by men. Read more »
Daily News, 13 October 2016
Women yesterday presented to the government their charter of demands concerning land ownership and management of natural resources. Read more »
Citizen, 18 October 2016
On October 12, 2016 two significant events took place in the history of land rights struggles in Tanzania - the Tanzanian Rural Women Assembly in preparation for 'Women to… Read more »