Issue Brief: Women’s Secure Rights to Land

Women make up 43% of the agricultural labor force in developing countries, yet many don’t have secure rights to the land they farm. Our new issue brief illustrates the benefits of secure rights to land for women and their households, the barriers they face, and recommendations for strengthening those land rights. Read the Issue Brief here.

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