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The global land rush: securing a better deal for women

Emily Polack

IIED Briefing

Research into gender and the global land rush tells us that women in particular are losing out. But different types of land-based investments in different contexts result in a variety of gender-differentiated outcomes. So how does the investment type and business model affect the losses and gains women face?

This briefing discusses gender-differentiated outcomes from
several agricultural investments in Africa.

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Land is life for millions of people across rural Africa. It is central for ensuring they have enough food to eat. Even if they are involved in other trades, land is an essential safety net for the rural poor during times of economic instability and helps define cultures and identities.

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