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Women and Land: Access to and Use of Land and Natural Resources In the Communal Areas of Rural South Africa

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ISBN-10: 3844381732

ISBN-13: 9783844381733

Edition: N/A

Authors: Ursula Arends

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The typical face of poverty in South Africa is African, rural, and female.As the primary users of rural land, women engage in farming and subsistence activities. Despite this pivotal role played by rural women, they experience grave problems under communal tenure, most notably in relation to access to and use of land and productive resources. Research has shown that the majority of rural households in South Africa derive significant proportions of their livelihoods from land-based activities, and that the value of common property resources associated with land, for example livestock production,crop production, and natural resource harvesting is often overlooked as an important asset of poor…    
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Book details

List price: $83.00
Publisher: Lap Lambert Academic Publishing GmbH & Company KG
Publication date: 9/6/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 5.91" wide x 8.66" long x 0.29" tall
Weight: 0.528
Language: English

Ursula Arends holds an MA in Development Studies, a BA Honours inWomen's and Gender Studies, and a postgraduate Diploma in AdultEducation. She is currently employed by the Institute forPoverty, Land & Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) at the University of theWestern Cape. She is deeply concerned about issues of poverty,rural development, and gender.