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On March 8th, International Women’s Day, the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations is launching the 2010-2011 State of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) on “Women in agriculture: Closing the gender gap for development.” The report documents gender differences in access to agricultural inputs in developing countries and stresses the importance of gender equality in pr

15 February 2011

Sia and Polet work for a small Cambodian NGO. They have some funding from a New Zealand charity, but barely enough to pay basic expenses. Their biggest challenge these days is to help seven communities in Boeng who lost their land because of a major project by a Chinese company. Two thousand families have already been forced out. There are another 200 families facing imminent eviction.

Neil MacFarquhar’s recent piece in the New York Times describing how African farmers are being displaced by large-scale land investments raises some important issues.  As he points out, large-scale investment in land in developing countries has accelerated rapidly in recent &#8230; <a href="

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