There are gender-differentiated impacts when land is harnessed for commercial investment. Land policy needs to address the gendered nature of power relations within families and land tenure systems, and the implications of rural social relations on processes of community consultation, land management and dispute settlement. Without this, land investment policies will not reach their goals of tenure security for all, agricultural productivity and increased revenue. From the outset the full participation of women as well as men, good local leadership and gender-sensitive business practices at the local level are needed, to ensure that the fruits of land-based investment deals in the countryside are gender-equitable.
Dancer, H. Policy Brief No. 67. Lessons for the New Alliance and Land TransparencyInitiative: Gender Impacts of Tanzania’s Land Investment Policy. Future Agricultures Consortium, Brighton, UK (2014) 8 pp.