Women, Land and Property Rights and The Land Reforms in Kenya | Land Portal

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March 2017
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Land is the foundation of all human activities both social and economic. This is particularly so in agrarian economies such as Kenya. In these economies women are central to economic production in agriculture and livestock sectors. In Kenya, where the mainstay of most communities is agriculture and livestock production, women contribute up to 80 % of the workforce. Nevertheless, women only hold 1% of registered land titles in their names and around 5-6 % of registered titles held in joint names. It is a pity that women who comprise over half of the Kenya’s population, rarely own any reasonable forms of property, land included;

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