This panel will look at gendered dimensions of land deals and large-scale commercial ‘land conversions’, in terms of the negotiation processes, land governance and authority, and gender-differentiated impacts. The papers present empirical material from case studies in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, China and Indonesia, in order to generate fresh analytical perspectives and consider policy implications.
The cases include several that involved conversions from family-based farming to estate or outgrower cultivation of biofuel crops, and explore how these new land uses and differential incorporation into labour markets in turn affect intra-household gender relations, resource control and bargaining positions.
Chair: Ruth Meinzen-Dick, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
- Ruth Meinzen-Dick (IFPRI), Julia Behrman (IFPRI), Agnes Quisumbing (IFPRI), The Gender Implications of Large Scale Land Deals (Presentation)
- Diana Fletschner, Kelsey Jones-Casey, and Florence Santos, Rural Development Institute, Rural Women and Land Conversions in China (Presentation)
- Patience Mutopo, PhD Candidate, Cologne Centre for African Studies, University of Cologne, Germany, Gendered Realities: Bio fuel Production and the Politics of displacement after Land Reform in Mwenezi District, Zimbabwe (Presentation)
- Julia, WALHI/Dayakology Institute, Indonesia and Ben White, International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Expropriation and incorporation: gendered politics of oil palm expansion in a Dayak Hibun community in West Kalimantan