An Assessment of the Evolution of Land Tenure System in Cameroon and its Effects on Women’s Land Rights and Food Security

An Assessment of the Evolution of Land Tenure System in Cameroon and its Effects on Women’s... © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/156914910X487979 PGDT 9 (2010) 154-169 brill.nl/pgdt P E R S P E C T I V E S O N G L O B A L D E V E L O P M E N T A N D T E C H N O L O G Y An Assessment of the Evolution of Land Tenure System in Cameroon and its Eff ects on Women’s Land Rights and Food Security Lotsmart Fonjong a , Irene Sama-Lang b and Fombe Lawrence Fon c a) Faculty of Social and Management Sciences, Department of Women and Gender Studies, University of Buea 110 FSMS Building, University of Buea. PO Box 63, Buea, Cameroon E-mail: lotsmart@yahoo.com b) Faculty of Social and Management Sciences, Department of Law, University of Buea c) Faculty of Social and Management Sciences, Department of Geography, University of Buea Abstract Cameroon land tenure policy has since pre-colonial times diverged with each passing adminis- tration. Th is change in land policies has eff ects on women’s rights to land and the ability of the country to feed itself and its neighbors. Women constitute the vast majority of small farmers who are mostly http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Perspectives on Global Development and Technology Brill

An Assessment of the Evolution of Land Tenure System in Cameroon and its Effects on Women’s Land Rights and Food Security

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© 2010 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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10.1163/156914910X487979
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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/156914910X487979 PGDT 9 (2010) 154-169 brill.nl/pgdt P E R S P E C T I V E S O N G L O B A L D E V E L O P M E N T A N D T E C H N O L O G Y An Assessment of the Evolution of Land Tenure System in Cameroon and its Eff ects on Women’s Land Rights and Food Security Lotsmart Fonjong a , Irene Sama-Lang b and Fombe Lawrence Fon c a) Faculty of Social and Management Sciences, Department of Women and Gender Studies, University of Buea 110 FSMS Building, University of Buea. PO Box 63, Buea, Cameroon E-mail: lotsmart@yahoo.com b) Faculty of Social and Management Sciences, Department of Law, University of Buea c) Faculty of Social and Management Sciences, Department of Geography, University of Buea Abstract Cameroon land tenure policy has since pre-colonial times diverged with each passing adminis- tration. Th is change in land policies has eff ects on women’s rights to land and the ability of the country to feed itself and its neighbors. Women constitute the vast majority of small farmers who are mostly

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Perspectives on Global Development and TechnologyBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2010

Keywords: food security; changing land tenure policy; women’s land rights; farmergrazer conflicts

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