The conference report from the 2014 Agricultural Investment, Gender and Land in Africa conference has been published.
The conference was intended to promote an open exchange of experiences and evidence-based knowledge on the implications of agricultural investments for rural livelihoods, gender relations and social differentiation. The purpose was to build a common understanding of why it is important to take gender into account when dealing with agricultural investments, what this means, and which are critical criteria in terms of investment initiatives, practices, business models and policies and laws that need to be put in place. All this knowledge is needed if actors are to foster inclusive and socially responsible investment that respects the rights of local communities and promotes economic growth within a framework of social and gender equality.
Hall, R.; Osorio, M. Agricultural Investment, Gender and Land in Africa: Towards inclusive, equitable and socially responsible investment. Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences,University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa (2014) 42 pp.