The gender implications of large-scale land deals

This paper strives to introduce a discussion of the gender dimensions into the growing debate on large-scale land deals. It addresses the current information gap on the differential gender effects of large-scale land deals through (1) an overview of the phases of large-scale land deals and discussion of related effects on rural men and women based on new literature on large-scale land deals and past literature on the gender effects of commercialization and contract farming; (2) a presentation of further evidence using several recent case studies on the gender effects of large-scale deals; (3) an identification of knowledge gaps and areas where further research is needed; and (4) a recap of promising initiatives, followed by recommendations and conclusions.

Author: 
Behrman, Julia
Meinzen-Dick, Ruth
Quisumbing, Agnes
Published date: 
2011
Publisher: 
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
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