© 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Perspectives on Global Development and Technology – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 2010
Keywords: food security; changing land tenure policy; women’s land rights; farmergrazer conflicts
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