When investors come knocking: ensuring African women have a say

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IIED | 2016

When investors come knocking: ensuring African women have a say
 
by Philippine Sutz, Catriona Knapman
 
In much of sub-Saharan Africa, women have little say in decisions over land. Unless proactive steps are taken to enable women to have a stronger voice, large-scale agribusiness projects will leave them even more marginalised.

Though there has been little research in this area, an emerging body of thinking and practice provides clear pointers as to how governments, NGOs and investors might mitigate such risks in future, particularly by explicitly addressing gender issues head-on from the very outset.

This briefing starts filling the knowledge gap by presenting some initial findings from IIED’s Gender, Land and Accountability Project, which includes four local partners in sub-Saharan Africa — particularly research and experience shared at an international workshop held in December 2015.
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1 Comments


  1. Win Bauer
    20 Oct 2016

    Dear all, I am a German film producer living in South Africa. I have collected much experience and material regarding Africa's agriculture, especially about Africa's woman farmers who since the beginning of time have worked the land to feed their families, evolving as Africa’s farmers. I have prepared a synopsis which I would like to present. With best regards, Win Bauer

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