Economic and Social Development stream

policy briefs


Female landholders

March 2010

While data are limited, available information suggests that less than one quarter of agricultural land holdings in developing countries is operated by women. Low female access and control of land significantly obstruct access to financial assets, including credit and saving.

More information:
Gender and Land Rights - Understanding complexities, adjusting policies, FAO Economic and Social Perspectives, Policy Brief No. 8.

Gender and Land Right Database