FERNs 20.1 Feminist Economics

Feminist Economics

Volume 20, Issue 1, 2014

Special Issue: Land, Gender, and Food Security

Since 2008, a surge in large-scale land acquisitions, or land grabs, has been taking place in low- and middle-income countries around the globe. This contribution examines the gendered effects of and responses to these deals, drawing on nine studies, which include conceptual framing essays that bring in debates about human rights, studies that draw on previous waves of land acquisitions globally, and case studies that examine the gendered dimensions of land dispossession and loss of common property. 

Small and Productive: Kenyan Women and Crop Choice

Mwangi wa Gĩthĩnji, Charalampos Konstantinidis, and Andrew Barenberg

It is a stylized fact that African women farmers achieve lower yields, as measured by the value of output per unit of land, than their male counterparts. Another common…