publication . Article . Other literature type . 2014

Land, Gender, and Food Security

Doss, Cheryl; Summerfield, Gale; Tsikata, Dzodzi;
  • Published: 24 Mar 2014 Journal: Feminist Economics, volume 20, pages 1-23 (issn: 1354-5701, eissn: 1466-4372, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
Since 2008, a surge in large-scale land acquisitions, or land grabs, has been taking place in low- and middle-income countries around the globe. This contribution examines the gendered effects of and responses to these deals, drawing on nine studies, which include conceptual framing essays that bring in debates about human rights, studies that draw on previous waves of land acquisitions globally, and case studies that examine the gendered dimensions of land dispossession and loss of common property. Three key insights emerge: the evolving gender and land tenure literature provides valuable information for understanding the likely effects of land deals; some of t...
free text keywords: Economics and Econometrics, General Business, Management and Accounting, Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous), Gender Studies, Gender and food security, Land tenure, Development economics, Human rights, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Gender analysis, Mainstream, Sociology, Framing (construction), Land law, Food security
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