Women account for nearly half of the world’s farmers and grow much of our food —and yet their access to and control over productive land in many low and middle-income countries remains highly limited. At the same time, securing women’s land rights is linked to overwhelmingly positive social and economic outcomes for women’s households and for women themselves.
While all LEGEND outputs include gender-sensitive analysis of issues, certain outputs focused specifically on how gender interacts with land governance and land-based investment.
This LEGEND bulletin focuses on gender in land governance, presenting highlights from recent research and taking stock of new initiatives.
This LEGEND bulletin explores early experiences and emerging lessons from four of these projects, and includes testimony from community members attesting to their positive results.
This Evidence update builds on and nuances the conclusions drawn in DFID’s Topic Guide on Women’s Empowerment in a Changing Agricultural and Rural Context (Murray, 2015).