[U.S.] Women Taking Over Farms, Learning the Lay of the Land

[U.S.] Women Taking Over Farms, Learning the Lay of the Land

Corrie Maclaggan – The New York Times – November 26, 2013 (originally published 14 Nov) AMARILLO — DeDe Cummins’s family has farmed in the Texas Panhandle for a century, but no one expected her to have any interest in the work. “I was a girl,” said Ms. Cummins, 53, a high school special education teacher […]

Women farmers can make powerful earth resources guardians, says UN

Women farmers can make powerful earth resources guardians, says UN

WNN EarthWATCH (WNN/UN) United Nations New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Giving women access to and control of natural resources such as land, water, forests and minerals is essential to ensure war-torn countries can achieve long-term peace, according to a United Nations report recently released on November 6, 2013. “At a practical level, women form the […]

Global women farmers take land ownership rights to court

Global women farmers take land ownership rights to court

Stella Dawson – WNN Improve It (WNN/TLW) Washington, D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: At first, she moved into the city. After two years, she returned to her community in Kiambu County to persuade the tribal chief and elders that she and her mother-in-law should not be reduced to squatters on the death of their husbands but […]

Rural women as decision makers viewed as pivotal to climate change solutions

Rural women as decision makers viewed as pivotal to climate change solutions

Jessica Buchleitner – WNN Features (WNN) GLOBAL: Bringing rural women’s voices to the decision making table was one of the discussions throughout the recent two week Durban Climate Talks (COP17) which ended on 9 December. One of the conference goals was to bring greater insights for action with solutions for climate change. But are global […]

The Struggle for Women to Own Land

The Struggle for Women to Own Land

Miriam Gathigah – IPS News  – Thursday, 14 July, 2011 NAIROBI, Jul 14, 2011 (IPS) – Even at the best of times, obtaining a title deed from the ministry of lands is a difficult process. But as the minister of lands admitted on Jul. 13 that his office is rife with corruption, the disorganisation of […]