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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 […]

Rural women’s empowerment: A long road ahead

March 30, 2012

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Published: 27/03/2012 © FAO/G. Napolitano Advancing rural women’s economic empowerment and access to decent rural employment, supporting associations in giving them a stronger voice in decision-making, and fostering their better access to land are three priority areas in enabling rural women to realize their full potential for food and nutrition security. The UN Inter-Agency Task […]

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 […]

China’s village of the bachelors: no wives in sight in remote settlement

September 4, 2011

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Surplus of males caused by preference for sons means poor subsistence farmers have no chance of finding a mate Tania Branigan in Banzhushan, Hunan guardian.co.uk, Friday 2 September Duan Biansheng, one of many unmarried men in the ‘bachelor village’ of Banzhushan in Hunan province. Photograph: Tania Branigan He wants a wife, of course. But ask […]

China’s village of the bachelors: no wives in sight in remote settlement

September 4, 2011

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Surplus of males caused by preference for sons means poor subsistence farmers have no chance of finding a mate Tania Branigan in Banzhushan, Hunan guardian.co.uk, Friday 2 September Duan Biansheng, one of many unmarried men in the ‘bachelor village’ of Banzhushan in Hunan province. Photograph: Tania Branigan He wants a wife, of course. But ask […]

Campaigning for women`s land rights to combat poverty

July 3, 2011

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30th June 11Correspondent The question of women owning land in Tanzania has been a subject of intense debate in recent years taking into account their numerical strength and their valuable contribution to the mainstream development process of the country. Since time immemorial, women, who constitute more than 50 percent of the country’s estimated population of […]