Agriculture And Rural Development

Gendered Impacts of Commercial Pressures on Land

Across Africa, Latin America and Asia, land is a key productive and reproductive resource for the vast majority of rural women. Yet in the present global context of increasing pressures, women are both likely to be affected differently to men by large-scale land deals and also disproportionately more likely to be negatively affected than men because they are generally vulnerable as a group.

Breaking the rural poverty cycle: Getting girls and boys out of work and into school

The policy options detailed in this policy brief include improving the conditions of child laborers, integrating child labor regulations into local policy, and the need for rural schools to be amenable and accessible to the limitations of children laborers. (The QED Group LLC)