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Women and land, by Mariatou Koné

Analysis of women’s access to
land in West Africa shows that
they are central to agricultural
development as land users, but
rarely have the same access to
this resource as men. They mainly
have limited and temporary
rights, although situations do
vary. Increasing efforts are being
made to remedy this through
legislative texts and various
bodies and non-governmental
organisations, but it is
particularly diffi cult in a context
of social change and when other
social categories, including men,
may be in precarious land
situations. How can we hope
to secure women’s rights if those
of men are not secure?

Crédits: AK-Project