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Cocoa and Coconut in the Solomon Islands: A Family Affair, Laven, Anna , Amsterdam, (2016) , (Practical Publication)
Improving Productivity and Alleviating Poverty by Acknowledging the Role of Women - Poster presented at the WCC 2014, , World Cocoa Conference 2014, 06/2014, Amsterdam, (2014) , (Practical Publication)
Increasing Cocoa Quality by Acknowledging the role of Women - Poster presented at the WCC 2014, , World Cocoa Conference 2014, 06/2014, Amsterdam, (2014) , (Practical Publication)
The Role of Education in Empowering Young Women in West-African Cocoa Communities - Poster presented at WCC 2014, , World Cocoa Conference 2014, 06/2014, Amsterdam, (2014) , (Practical Publication)

Empowering women and fighting poverty : cocoa and land rights in West Africa

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TitleEmpowering women and fighting poverty : cocoa and land rights in West Africa
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsIFPRI
Date Published2002
Publication Languageeng
Keywordsaccess to land, farmers & production, gender & livelihoods, Ghana, West Africa
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Cultivating cocoa provides women in Ghana with economic security and a more secure way to gain rights to land. Under the traditional land rights system, land can be given to an individual who helps with tree planting. Women frequently help their husbands plant cocoa trees, and they can be given part of the cocoa-cultivated land in return for their help in planting the crop. Once land is given to a woman, it cannot be reclaimed by any family member, not even her husband.

URLhttp://www.ifpri.org/sites/default/files/pubs/media/cocoa.pdf

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