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The Gender and Land Rights Database (GLRD) - Revised edition










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    What the Gender and Land Rights Database has to Offer 2014
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    83 regularly-updated country profiles that provide information on national policy and legal frameworks related to gender and land rights  Gender and land-related statistics from national agricultural censuses and household surveys available through maps, tables and graphs  A Legislation Assessment Tool for genderequitable land tenure (LAT) to support the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines of the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forestry in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT).  Online discussions on selected topics
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    Gender and Land Statistics 2016
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    Secure tenure rights and control over land for women and men farmers are key to boosting smallholder productivity, rural development and food security. However, in many parts of the world, men and women have inadequate access to secure property rights over land. Women are particularly disadvantaged: even though they constitute on average 43 percent of the agricultural labour force in developing countries, women’s ownership of agricultural land remains significantly lower than that of men. Women ’s lack of secure rights over land translates into lower productivity, perpetrating food insecurity, malnutrition and poverty. Land statistics disaggregated by sex are essential to monitor progress towards a more secure and gender-equitable land tenure system and to highlight the disparities in land rights between women and men, providing a sense of women’s economic empowerment in agriculture. While clarifying some of the concepts on land, this paper also provides an overview of five indicators of the Gender Land and Rights Database (GLRD), the dimensions they capture and how each one of them is calculated.
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    Developing gender-equitable legal frameworks for land tenure 2016
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    Effective policy and legal advice requires a clear understanding of the gaps and discrepancies in the policies and legislation pertaining to gender and land. This paper introduces a Legal Assessment Tool (LAT) for gender-equitable land tenure, developed under the Gender and Land Rights Database (GLRD) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), for the purpose of providing prompt, targeted and effective policy and legal advice to countries working towards gender-equitab le land tenure. It describes the main features of a tool specifically designed to measure the extent to which the legal framework fosters gender-equitable land tenure and provides the results from the application of the LAT to three African countries – Sierra Leone, Madagascar and Morocco. It further reflects on the added value of such a tool in the broader context of rural development and poverty alleviation, with a special focus on the implementation of the VGGTs.

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