Women, Land, and Opportunity in Africa

Focus on Land in Africa
Publication Date:
8 April 2013
Africa, Food and Agriculture, Legal and Judicial Affairs, Women and Gender

In many African countries, women do 60-80% of the farming, but the vast majority do not own or have direct access to or control over land. Women who have secure land rights contribute a greater proportion of household income; have greater control over that income; and are more likely to receive financial credit. And, with secure land rights, women gain a greater say in household decisions, which often results in improved health and education of their children.


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