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Malawi is a small and landlocked country whose economy is mainly based on agriculture. 49% of the total land is agricultural land, 81% of the total population is rural and the majority of the agricultural sector is made up of farmers cultivating small plots of land for their own consumption.   

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26 November 2018

Julius Nkhata, a local villager, says the increasingly dramatic seasonal dry-out of the lake - blamed by experts on man-made climate change - has displaced local people and increased joblessness. KACHULU – Just four months ago, the fishing harbour at Kachulu on the western shores of Lake Chilwa in…

Malawian women struggle for land rights despite equality drive

25 September 2018

MWINGITSA, Malawi (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Life was never easy for Salome Nkalawire but when her husband died the mother of four faced her toughest challenge yet. She lost the small plot of land the couple had bought together and farmed in Mwingitsa village in the south of Malawi, one of the…

Land rights now! A loud calling from the homeless and destitute

28 May 2017

 Globally, principles for responsible investment in agriculture and food system, requires respecting, protecting, and promoting human rights, including the progressive realization of the right to adequate food, in the context of national food security. This is in line with the Universal Declaration…



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Taking the time needed to achieve inclusiveness in outgrower schemes

23 July 2018

How do we make land-based agricultural investments more inclusive, particularly regarding land rights? This was the focus of the agenda as LEGEND held the 6th UK Land Policy Forum on July 11 2018, with lively discussions from all involved – including government, DFIs, academics and land-related…

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women's land rights SDGs

Strengthening Women's Land Rights: Crucial for the SDGs

Kick-off event: meet female land rights champions, make your work more effective and join the festive launch of a photo exhibition You are kindly invited to participate in an inspiring and informative event to discuss lessons learned from successful grassroots initiatives to improve land rights for…