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  1. Library Resource
    Legislation & Policies
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    January, 2008
    Global

    [September 2008]


    Within this report, the FAO outlines its efforts to reinforce local institutions and promote policies and legislation that aim for fairer access for both women and men to natural resources (particularly land, water, fishing and forestry) and to the relevant economic and social resources.


    It goes on to approach the reasons why land tenure should be taken into account in project design, highlighting ecological issues, questions of gender, conflict and migrations, and the relationships between them.

  2. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    January, 2009
    Asia

    Through case studies from Asia, Africa, eastern Europe and Latin America, this book by Manchester Metropolitan University’s Susie Jacobs presents an overview of global gender and agrarian reform experiences.  Recognising the widespread marginalisation of gender issues from policy and theoretical discussions of agrarian reform,  Jacobs attempts to highlight the profound implications that redistribution of land has for women and for gender relations.  The book compares land and agrarian reforms in which land has been redistributed collectively and to individual households.

  3. Library Resource

    'Lay of the land: Improving land governance to stop land grabs' argues that land grabbing can deprive rural women and communities of their livelihoods and land, increasing their food insecurity

    Global

    [adapted from ActionAid] October, 2012- The report states that the importance of land to rural women goes beyond growing food. Having secure access to, and independent control over, land can mean the difference between, on the one hand, enjoying rights such as education and freedom from violence or, on the other, continual subjugation in society. ActionAid view security of land tenure for impoverished rural communities as a fundamental component of dignified, sustainable development and a crucial step towards reducing poverty and reducing inequality.

  4. Library Resource

    GENDER AND VOLUNTARY GUIDELINES ON RESPONSIBLE GOVERNANCE OF TENURE OF LAND AND OTHER NATURAL RESOURCES

    Conference Papers & Reports
    January, 2011
    Global

    The present paper is written as part of the overall VG consultation and development process

    and is a contribution to the subsequent preparation of the Gender Technical Guide. The

    present paper is based both on the outcomes of the VG consultation process to date and on

    supporting research, consultation and literature review on gender and governance of tenure. It

    contextualises and defines gender for the VG, discusses what governance of tenure means

  5. Library Resource

    These guidelines from the Working Group on Integrated Land Use Planning (WGLUP) are a further step in developing an approach to gender-sensitive land use planning (LUP) within the framework of development co-operation

    Training Resources & Tools
    January, 1999
    Global

    [adapted from GTZ] 1999- More than one hundred technical co-operation projects on three continents supported by the various technical departments of GTZ were involved in this discussion on Land Use Planning, paying specific attention to gender and women’s promotion through its pilot program “Gender and Women’s Promotion”.

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2008
    Global

    [adapted from UNDP] May, 2008- This UNDP discussion paper ‘Pro-Poor Land Tenure Reform and Democratic Governance’ provides a review of how different types of land tenure reform relate to decentralization and local governance, in theory and in practice.  The discussion suggests that in order to create more democratic and transparent local management of land resources, special mechanisms to protect women against direct and indirect discrimination, as well as the establishment of local land committees and land tribunals for conflict resolution are needed.

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    Global

    The 2008 report by ActionAid suggests that, since women and girls are overrepresented among poor and excluded people, the food crisis is having a particularly harsh impact on them.  According to the FAO, even before the current crisis women made up 60% of the chronically hungry.

  8. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    January, 2012
    Yemen

    This country profile has been compiled as part of a series of country factsheets particularly prepared for Dutch embassies that are developing a strategic analysis on food security and water. The factsheets present the relevant policy and institutional contexts with respect to land governance for each of the 15 selected countries. They have been updated in July 2012. 

  9. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    January, 2012
    Uganda

    This country profile has been compiled as part of a series of country factsheets particularly prepared for Dutch embassies that are developing a strategic analysis on food security and water. The factsheets present the relevant policy and institutional contexts with respect to land governance for each of the 15 selected countries. They have been updated in July 2012. 

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