How would you feel if everything that you worked for and all that you owned were to be taken away from you? Well this is the sad reality that many farmers around the world face, as they often do not own the land they work on. Issues such as wars, civic, ethnic and religious conflicts, corruption, poorly planned development, climate change and natural disasters are just a few of the many reasons farmers are “landless”.
Culture also has a large part to play in landlessness. Many societies still operate under the inheritance system which often leaves women at a disadvantage. In many countries in Africa, for example, where women work in agriculture, they still are not allowed to own land. The women are often discriminated against and denied what is rightfully theirs.
Read the full post on the CFS blog here.
This blogpost covers the CFS44 side event: “Global hearing of the landless”
Blogpost by Audra Francis, #CFS44 Social Reporter – firstname.lastname@example.org
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This post is part of the live coverage during the 44th Session of the Committee on World Food Security, a social media project supported by GFAR. This post is written by one of our social reporters, and represents the author’s views only.