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To Foster Food Security Support Women’s Land Rights

April 30, 2012

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by Jessica PiekloApril 30, 2012 Millions of people across the world suffer from food insecurity, but a growing body of evidence is uncovering one way to address this problem: land rights. Take India, for example. A preliminary study of a land purchase program in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, which provided beneficiaries with plots […]

SOMETHING FROM NOTHING: Women, Space, and Resistance

April 13, 2012

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by TRACY E. ORESaint Cloud State UniversityGender & Society 2011 25: 689 In her book Remedios: Stories of Earth and Iron from the History of Puertorriqueñas, Levins Morales (1998) reflects on how tostones became a central part of Puerto Rican cuisine. She imagines how enslaved women, given nothing to eat by slave masters but plantains, used […]

Report: Women Farmers Denied Equal Rights

March 26, 2012

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March 23, 2012Joe DeCapua Photo: Bread for the World Bread for the World says women farmers need equal rights and equal access to resources. A humanitarian group says if women farmers had the same rights as men much more could be done to reduce world hunger. Bread for the World says equal access to agricultural […]

"A Catastrophic Year" as Hunger Crisis Looms over Sahel

February 15, 2012

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By Kristin Palitza NOUAKCHOTT , Feb 15, 2012 (IPS) – Seven out of the eight governments in the Sahel – the arid zone between the Sahara desert in North Africa and Sudan’s Savannas in the south – have taken the unprecedented step of declaring emergencies as 12 million people in the region are threatened by […]

The plough and the now

July 26, 2011

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Deep-seated attitudes to women have roots in ancient agriculture Jul 21st 2011 | from the print edition FERNAND BRAUDEL, a renowned French historian, once described a remarkable transformation in the society of ancient Mesopotamia. Sometime before the end of the fifth millennium BC, he wrote, the fertile region between the Tigris and the Euphrates went […]

The plough and the now

July 26, 2011

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Deep-seated attitudes to women have roots in ancient agriculture Jul 21st 2011 | from the print edition FERNAND BRAUDEL, a renowned French historian, once described a remarkable transformation in the society of ancient Mesopotamia. Sometime before the end of the fifth millennium BC, he wrote, the fertile region between the Tigris and the Euphrates went […]