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Women’s Access to Land in Mauritania : A Case Study in Preparation for the COP

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Abstract: Mauritania is a vast country covering over a million square kilometers, where a relatively small population of 3.5 million people lives on just one-fifth of the country’s total area. With extremely advanced desertification, the country is particularly vulnerable to the impact of climate change and other external shocks. The main sources of income in Mauritania are agriculture, which is either irrigated or rain-fed, and livestock. This is especially the case in the Senegal River Valley, where people make their living farming, raising livestock, and fishing, while mining is prevalent in the north. Arable land is therefore one of the country’s main resources, but it is also a major source of contention due to increasing urbanization and the limited availability of arable land. This presentation relies on the key recommendations emphasized in the Land Governance Framework Report (LGAF), published by the World Bank in 2014. This report established a far-reaching and more inclusive national land policy that strengthens the security of land tenure for vulnerable groups, including women. This framework was the first to propose a national platform for all stakeholders, including women, to openly discuss and reach consensus around land issues. The inclusive workshops that were held by LGAF helped stimulate discussion at all levels, from civil society, both men and women, to senior officials, promoting a national debate on land issues with a strong gender perspective. The workshops were particularly beneficial for many female participants, as these women now have increased access to information about land issues in their own communities.
Type: Working Paper
Publications & Research :: Working Paper
Publications & Research
Link: http://hdl.handle.net/10986/22938
Subject: LAND ADMINISTRATION SYSTEM
SOURCES OF INCOME
LAND REFORM
RED TAPE
VILLAGES
GENDER INEQUALITY
LAND ISSUES
URBANIZATION
PRODUCTION
PEOPLE
FINANCING
ECONOMIC SECURITY
VILLAGE
INFORMATION SYSTEM
INTEREST
AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
ACCESS TO LAND
PROPERTY RIGHTS
INFORMATION
FEMALE PARTICIPANTS
DISCRIMINATION
RECESSION
EXCLUSION
HOUSING
SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT
POLICY DISCUSSIONS
RIGHT OF WOMEN
LAND TENURE
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
NATIONAL LEVEL
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
NATIONAL LAND POLICY
LANDS
KNOWLEDGE
COMMON
AGRICULTURAL RESOURCE
BARRIERS IN ACCESS
DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN
UNION
FINANCES
LAND REGISTER
LIMITED ACCESS
LAND RIGHTS
DISASTERS
LENDERS
LAND OWNERSHIP
LAND RESOURCES
LIVESTOCK
LOANS
FARMERS
NATURAL RESOURCES
SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
UNEQUAL ACCESS
GENDER ISSUES
GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS
REAL ESTATE
CROPS
FINANCE
DONOR SUPPORT
PUBLIC INVESTMENT
ACCESS TO INFORMATION
GRANT
RURAL COMMUNITIES
FOOD SECURITY
CAPITAL
POLICIES
CLIMATE CHANGE
NATIONAL STRATEGY
EQUAL ACCESS
WOMAN
GENDER
DIVORCE
BANK
CREDIT
VULNERABLE GROUPS
CLIMATE
FIELDS
SMALLHOLDER
URBAN AREAS
PUBLIC AWARENESS
HOUSEHOLD
AGRICULTURE
AGENCIES
PROPERTY
PROPERTIES
LAND REGISTRATION
SMALLHOLDER FARMERS
PROMOTION OF WOMEN
ENVIRONMENT
WORKSHOPS
ECONOMIC PROSPERITY
POLICY
CITIZENS
MANAGEMENT
ALLOCATION OF LAND
NUMBER OF WOMEN
MINORITY
INTERESTS
NATIONAL LAWS
LAND
EXCLUSION OF WOMEN
SECURITY
REGISTRATION SYSTEM
BANK LOANS
EDUCATION
HUSBAND
INVESTMENT
LACK OF AWARENESS
HOUSEHOLDS
EQUALITY
COLLATERAL
RURAL AREAS
INTEGRATION
COOPERATION
INCLUSION OF WOMEN
COOPERATIVES
SELF-SUFFICIENCY
EXTERNAL SHOCKS
REVENUE
POPULATION
INVESTMENTS
FUNDING
LIVELIHOODS
FEES
FAMILIES
WOMEN
AGRICULTURAL
OUTREACH
DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
TECHNOLOGIES
PROPERTY OWNERSHIP
PEACE
TENURE
COOPERATIVE
GUARANTEE
LEGAL RIGHTS
REAL PROPERTY
GENDER EQUALITY
REGISTRATION PROCESS
INEQUALITY
RIVER
LAND ADMINISTRATION




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