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Originally published on the International Institute for Environment and Development blog. By Patricia Malasha Across much of Africa, land is not allocated and inherited under statutory law but through customary practices rooted in kinship. In patrilineal systems, land belongs to men’s families and is inherited through the paternal line. In Zambia, many ethnic groups follow…Read More
A Q&A with PepsiCo and USAID on making the business case for women’s empowerment and combating climate change in West Bengal, India Cross-posted from the USAID Medium blog Climate change is not gender neutral. It impacts women and girls — in all their diversity — more severely. USAID works with global companies like PepsiCo to…Read More
A USAID-PepsiCo partnership is demonstrating how governments can leverage the private sector to empower women while advancing climate change goals Arati Besra had been planting rice and raising small animals for her family’s subsistence since she got married at the age of 15. She had never thought about farming for profit until she heard of…Read More
By: Jennifer Duncan, Senior Land Tenure Specialist, and Benjamin Linkow, Senior Research and Evaluation Advisor, on USAID’s Communications Evidence and Learning project Land access and ownership for women remains severely unequal compared to men despite the fact that women are active participants in the agricultural sector and provide the majority of agricultural labor in much…Read More
After several years spent to improve the municipal land office in Fuentedeoro, USAID and the National Land Agency are supporting a massive land titling and cadastre updating strategy that will cover the entire municipality. The mayor of Fuentedeoro, Diana Patricia Mancera speaks on the next steps for creating a culture of land formalization and on how to maintain…Read More
Hundreds of families in Bajo Cauca take on beekeeping to improve their living conditions and contribute to the licit economic development of the region. The Bajo Cauca Priority Bajo Cauca region is an example of all the negative things that are read in the news about Colombia: violence, illicit crops, illegal mining, and criminal groups…Read More