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Strengthening women's voices in the context of agricultural investments: Lessons from Tanzania

This report constitutes one of four countrywide assessments produced under the International Institute for Environment and Development’s (IIED) ‘Gender, land and accountability in the context of agricultural and other natural resource investments’ initiative. The goal of the initiative is to strengthen rural women’s livelihood opportunities by empowering them in relation to community land stewardship and increasing their ability to hold agricultural investors in East and West Africa to account.

Drawing on a literature review conducted by the Tanzania Women Lawyers Association (TAWLA) and IIED, as well as on primary field research conducted by TAWLA in 2015, this report provides a backdrop of relevant policies and practice; a gender analysis of the policy framework governing land and investments; and recommendations on how to work towards land rights securing and better inclusion in land governance processes for women in Tanzania.

This project has been produced under IIED’s Legal tools for citizen empowerment project.

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Chan, M.-K., Kamugisha, G., Kesi, M. and Mavenjina, A. (2016) Strengthening women’s voices in the context of agricultural investments: Lessons from Tanzania. IIED/TAWLA, London/Dar es Salaam.
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As commercial pressures on land increase in East and West Africa, there is a need for evidence and action on gender-equitable land governance.

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Protecting women’s livelihoods through gender-equitable land governance in sub-Saharan Africa

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