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Source: Huffington Post
By Tim Hanstad, President and CEO, Landesa
If we want to empower rural women in the developing world, there is no better first step than providing them with secure rights to land.
The reason is simple: developing world economies are agricultural economies. And in agricultural economies there is one key source of power, wealth, and security: land.
These are the questions that were tackled on the second day of the inaugural Conference on Land Policy in Africa, hosted by the Land Policy Initiative of the African Union, African Development Bank and UNECA, taking place currently at African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa.