Globalisation impacts on local land markets and land-use; land transaction costs affect food prices; and the combined effect is particularly damaging to women who produce food and who put food on the table for their families. This paper examines three issues: what is attracting investors and market speculators into the farm and land sectors? What is at stake for small farmers – and especially women farmers – and long-term impacts for food production and food security? And what action is needed to enable women to secure access to natural resource and land assets for current and future generations?
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