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January 29, 2017Knowledge Portal
Women in agriculture: Four myths

This article analyzes four gender myths about women, agriculture, and the environment persist. 1) Women account for 70% of the world’s poor; 2) Women produce 60 to 80% of the world’s food; 3) Women own 1% of the world’s land; 4) Women are better stewards of the environment. »

January 25, 2017Knowledge Portal
Land administration service delivery and its challenges in Nigeria: A case study of eight states

This paper by IFPRI assesses the nature of land administration service delivery in Nigeria using data collected from three sets of participants in land administration processes. The particpants include: 76 service providers, 253 beneficiaries, and 172 professionals. Land registration information guidelines seem to be rarely available to the public. »

October 11, 2016Knowledge Portal
“As a husband I will love, lead, and provide.” Gendered access to land in Ghana

This paper in the World Development Journal, argues that gender relations are more than the outcomes of negotiations within households. It explains the importance of social norms, perceptions, and formal and informal rules shaping access to land for male and female farmers at four levels: (1) the household/family, (2) the community, (3) the state, and (4) the market. The framework is applied to Ghana, using the results from qualitative field work. »

September 22, 2016Knowledge Portal
Land tenure reforms, tenure security and food security in poor agrarian economies: Causal linkages and research gaps

This paper by the Global Food Security Journal reviews the literature to identify the relationship between tenure security and food security.The paper explores the conceptual linkages between land tenure reforms, tenure security and food security and illustrates how these vary across diverse contexts. »

August 30, 2016Knowledge Portal
Assessing the future of agriculture in the hands of rural youth in Nigeria

This study in the International Journal of Agricultural Extension examined the perception of rural youths toward Agriculture as a profession in Nigeria. Data for the study were obtained through interview and structured questionnaires administered to one hundred and twenty respondents. »