The gender implications of large-scale land deals

Julia Andrea Behrman*, Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Agnes Quisumbing

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This article introduces a discussion of gender dimensions into the growing debate on large-scale land deals. It addresses the current information gap on the differential gender effects of large-scale land deals through (1) an overview of the phases of large-scale land deals and discussion of related effects on rural men and women based on new literature on large-scale land deals and past literature on the gender effects of commercialization and contract farming; (2) a presentation of further evidence using several case studies on the gender effects of large-scale deals; and (3) a conclusion that looks at knowledge gaps and areas for further research as well as broad recommendations for gender equitable large-scale land deals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-79
Number of pages31
JournalJournal of Peasant Studies
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2012


  • gender
  • land tenure reform
  • large-scale land deals

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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