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Land Rights: An Important Tool in the Fight Against Hunger

Guest Author: Colin Christensen, One Acre Fund Today, with up to 811 million people going to bed hungry, the world is well off track from our collective SDG2 goal of achieving “zero hunger” by 2030. As climate change makes weather patterns more unpredictable, an estimated 78 million more people will face chronic hunger in 2050…Read More

We Need Land-Use Planning to Prevent Deforestation at the Agricultural Frontier — And It’s Harder Than You Think

This blog originally appeared on Climatelinks.  By Daniel Evans Global sustainability initiatives like the UN Sustainable Development Goals have a land problem: How to achieve multiple land-intensive goals when there is only so much land to go around. Urgent needs for land, especially in developing countries, include protecting and restoring carbon-rich forests, conserving habitats to preserve the…Read More

Increasing Women’s Access to Land through Public-Private Partnerships in Ghana

This blog was originally published on Agrilinks. By Jenn Williamson In Northern Ghana, women face many challenges accessing and owning land. Customary lands, which make up an estimated 80% of the country, are managed by traditional authorities and governed under cultural lineage and inheritance systems. In Northern Ghana, this system is largely patrilineal, which means…Read More

The “3 Rs” of Promoting Women’s Engagement in Food Systems

This blog was originally published on Agrilinks.  By Chloe Bass A discussion on sustainable food systems would be incomplete without attention to women’s contributions; yet too often they are a mere afterthought for policymakers, private sector strategists and international development program designers. While they may not be recognized, female producers, entrepreneurs and consumers make important contributions within food supply chains,…Read More

COVID19, Food & Nutrition Security, and Gender Equality

This blog was originally published on Agrilinks.  How women, gender equality, and social norms are critical to recovering from the COVID19 crisis — and building back better. The World Food Program says that the number of people facing food crisis will likely double as a result of COVID19. A combination of disrupted markets, lack of international trade,…Read More

After 10 Years, Female Farmer Wins Land Share in Court in Tajikistan

In Khatlon Province, Tajikistan, more female farmers are learning of their land rights and seek to exercise and defend those rights. Through the Feed the Future Tajikistan Land Market Development Activity, tashabbuskors — community activists — and Legal Aid Center (LAC) lawyers support female farmers in the province in 12 target districts. In Dusti District, Nuri…Read More