New agribusiness investments mean wholesale sell-out for women farmers

November 2010
Nidhi Tandon (Gender & Development, 18, 3, 2010, pp.503-14)

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 put food on the table for their families. Article examines what is attracting investors and market speculators into the farm and land sectors; what is at stake for small farmers – 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?