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Latest items for LO-DATA-3

June 1, 2017, 1:05 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: LO-DATA-3

“The Committee is concerned that 70.3 per cent of family farms are owned by men while only 26.3 per cent are owned by elderly widows” (9).
May 24, 2017, 10:52 a.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: LO-DATA-3

"According to the National Security Survey of Costa Rica in 2004, more male respondents (27.9%) owned their homes than female respondents (23.5%), and more women responded that their house was solely in the name of their spouse (28.5% versus 16.9%)” (para 22).
May 17, 2017, 4:08 p.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1, LO-DATA-3

“In 2003-2006, 95 per cent of the persons who were awarded land came under the category of couples; of the remainder, 4 per cent of recipients were women and 1 per cent were men. In all, 41 per cent of the land was deeded to households, 35 per cent to women and 24 per cent to men. All lease contracts were made out to couples. It should be noted that land is awarded to households rather than individuals in order to protect this form of community property” (180).
March 20, 2017, 3:26 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: LO-DATA-3

“Women own only one-quarter of all parcels of land in Honduras ... between 1996 and 2000, only 25% of titles granted were issued to women" (3).
March 20, 2017, 3:19 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: LO-DATA-3

"Only 24% of Honduran women are listed as landowners” (1).
March 15, 2017, 11:21 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: LO-DATA-3

"[Women's] land ownership oscillates between 33 and 44 percent” (1).
March 13, 2017, 1:09 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: LO-DATA-3

"Only 10 percent of Jordanian landowners are women" (621).
Feb. 28, 2017, 12:20 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: LO-DATA-3

"The government estimated in 2000 that 96% of landowners were male” (10).
Feb. 27, 2017, 2:12 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: LO-DATA-3

“Although women perform 80 percent of agricultural work, only 7 percent of them own land” (1221).
Jan. 4, 2017, 2:59 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: LO-DATA-3

“In 2013 women owned only 20 percent of land and 25 percent of property, according to the Jordanian Department of Statistics” (32).
Nov. 30, 2016, 8:42 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: LO-DATA-3

"The average area per farm is 1,060 m2 or 10.6 acres, of which 40 m2, or 4 acres, go to women farmers...The foregoing applies also to vegetable-growing acreage, where one finds that in 2008 out of a total of 9,708 hectares only 2,068 belonged to women, i.e. 21.3 per cent of land farmed" (38). "In 2011-2012, the proportion of women having access to land ownership was highest in Kayes, with 3.6 per cent, compared with only 0.6 per cent in Tombouctou and 1.3 per cent in Sikasso, Ségou and Gao. That rate is relatively low, which means that women have scant access to ownership of land in Mali, despite the ...more
Nov. 17, 2016, 4:20 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: LO-DATA-3

"As of 1 January 2013, 69,800 farms (including more than 18,000 diversified farms) were registered in the Republic on around 5 million hectares of land. Women head 6,200 of the farms (about 9 per cent)" (40)
Oct. 21, 2016, 11:13 a.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: LO-DATA-3

Graph 1.F (Distribution of Agriculture Holders by Sex - Female) shows that 50.5% of land is owned by females (1) (KAM-CODER COMMENT)
Oct. 21, 2016, 10:51 a.m.
Countries: Belize
Variables: LO-DATA-3

The graph in section 1.F (Distribution of Agricultural Holders by Sex - Female) shows that 8.1% of land is owned by females in Belize (1) (KAM-CODER COMMENT)
Oct. 21, 2016, 10:27 a.m.
Countries: Bulgaria
Variables: LO-DATA-3

"While appreciating that the Rural Development Programme (2007-2013) establishes the principle of equality between men and women and includes training activities aimed at improving rural women’s technical expertise, the Committee expresses concern about…the low percentage of rural women who own land" (10)
Oct. 21, 2016, 10:22 a.m.
Countries: Bulgaria
Variables: LO-DATA-3

“Data from the World Bank indicates that 60% of female headed households (with no adult male living in the household) own land in rural areas, compared to 70% of male headed households. 50% of female headed households reported operating land, compared to 63% of male headed households" (para 42)
Oct. 8, 2016, 4:08 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1, LO-DATA-3

“About one third of women own a house, and 28% own land. In contrast, only one in four men owns a house or land” (255). “Thirty-five percent of women own a house, either alone, jointly with someone, or both alone and jointly; similarly, 28% of women report that they own land, either alone, jointly, or both alone and jointly (Table 14.4.1, Figure 14.3). Joint ownership of these assets is more common among women than is sole ownership: 26% of women own a house jointly with someone, while 21% own land jointly with someone” (258). “Strikingly, the proportion of men age 15-49 who own a house (25%) or own land (25%) ...more
Sept. 23, 2016, 5:54 p.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: LO-DATA-3

"Women have the same legal rights as men, including rights under family, property, labor, nationality, and inheritance laws. The law requires equal pay for equal work and prohibits discrimination on the grounds of gender, pregnancy, or motherhood as well as sexual intimidation in labor relations and in access to goods, services, social welfare, and health care. Government oversight bodies reported some discrimination based on gender, national origin, religion, and sexual orientation during the year" (para 58)
Sept. 17, 2016, 7:34 p.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1, LO-DATA-1, LO-DATA-3

"The Urban Development Commission has an open policy to all self-employed persons and entrepreneurs regardless of sex. Applicants can apply for a loan up to a maximum of twenty-five thousand dollars (25,000.00) at an interest rate of 4 per cent per annum over a five year period. During the period 2000 to 2006 women accessed the programme the Urban Enterprise Programme more than men. Women gain credit approximately 60 per cent in relation to men from the programme" (41)
Sept. 14, 2016, 4:05 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: LO-DATA-3

“Table 15.4.1 shows that only 4 percent of women own a house alone and 11 percent jointly. Three percent of women own houses both alone and jointly. Ownership of a house or land increases with age” (285). “In general, high proportions of women do not own a house (82 percent) or own land (85 percent) in Nigeria. The proportion of women who do not own a house or land is highest in the North East (95 percent and 94 percent, respectively)” (285). “Only 10 percent of women age 45-49 own a house alone and 11 percent own land alone, as compared with 56 percent and 51 percent of men age ...more
Sept. 14, 2016, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: LO-DATA-3

“Table 16.4.1 shows that 81 percent of women age 15-49 do not own a house and 78 percent do not own any land. Four percent of women own a house alone, and 8 percent own land alone” (295). “Women’s ownership of a house increases with age but decreases with education. Rural women are more likely to own a house and land than those from the urban areas. More women in the Central region own a house (11 percent) and land (16 percent) by themselves than women from the other regions” (295). “Table 16.4.2 shows that 78 percent of men age 15-49 percent do not own a house and 67 percent ...more
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:50 a.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: LO-DATA-3

“Forty-two percent of women own a house and 39 percent of women own land (alone, jointly, or both)” (278). “Among women, joint ownership is the most common type of home or land ownership; 31 percent own a house jointly, and 28 percent own land jointly. Eight percent of women own a house alone, and 7 percent own land alone” (278). “The percentage of women who own a house or land increases with age. Ownership of either is also more likely among women in rural areas than among their counterparts in urban areas. Likelihood of ownership decreases with increasing education and with increasing wealth” (278). “Forty-nine percent of men own a ...more
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:45 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: LO-DATA-3

“One-third of all women age 15-49 own a house either alone or jointly with someone else, while 18 percent of women own land” (169). “Ten percent of women own a house alone, while 19 percent own a house jointly with someone else, and 4 percent own a house alone and jointly with someone else” (174). “The percentage of women who own land is even lower at 18 percent. Seven percent of women say they own land alone, 9 percent of women own land jointly with someone else, and 2 percent own land alone and jointly with someone else” (174). “Ownership of a house and land increases with age of women. ...more
July 27, 2016, 10:05 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1, LO-DATA-3

“Women are more likely to jointly own a house or land, while men are more likely to have sole ownership of such assets” (247). “Women are more likely to report joint ownership of a house or land, while men are more likely to report sole ownership. In fact, few women report sole ownership: 5 percent of women own a house alone, and 5 percent own land alone. In comparison, 18 percent of men report sole ownership of a house and 17 percent report sole ownership of land” (253). “Twenty-nine percent of women jointly own a house compared with 14 percent of men; 26 percent of women jointly own land compared ...more
July 27, 2016, 8:27 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: LO-DATA-3

"Another FAO study, conducted in only a handful of countries in the region in 2012, reported that women accounted for 32 percent of owners of land in Mexico, 27 percent in Paraguay, 20 percent in Nicaragua and 14 percent in Honduras" (para 9)
July 27, 2016, 8:27 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: LO-DATA-3

"Another FAO study, conducted in only a handful of countries in the region in 2012, reported that women accounted for 32 percent of owners of land in Mexico, 27 percent in Paraguay, 20 percent in Nicaragua and 14 percent in Honduras" (para 9)
July 27, 2016, 8:26 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: LO-DATA-3

"Another FAO study, conducted in only a handful of countries in the region in 2012, reported that women accounted for 32 percent of owners of land in Mexico, 27 percent in Paraguay, 20 percent in Nicaragua and 14 percent in Honduras" (para 9)
July 27, 2016, 8:26 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: LO-DATA-3

"Another FAO study, conducted in only a handful of countries in the region in 2012, reported that women accounted for 32 percent of owners of land in Mexico, 27 percent in Paraguay, 20 percent in Nicaragua and 14 percent in Honduras" (para 9)
July 27, 2016, 8:26 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: LO-DATA-3

"An estimated 58 million women live in the countryside in this region. But 'the immense majority of land, in the case of individual farmers, is in the hands of men,' said Parada [Soledad Parada, FAO]. 'Only between eight and 30 percent of land is in the hands of women,' she said, which means that only this proportion of women 'are farmers in the economic sense. The country with the largest percentage of land owned by women is Chile (30 percent), closely followed by Panama, Ecuador and Haiti. At the other extreme is Belize (eight percent), with just slightly larger proportions in the Dominican Republic, El Salvador and Argentina" (para 6-8)more
July 27, 2016, 8:25 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: LO-DATA-3

"An estimated 58 million women live in the countryside in this region. But 'the immense majority of land, in the case of individual farmers, is in the hands of men,' said Parada [Soledad Parada, FAO]. 'Only between eight and 30 percent of land is in the hands of women,' she said, which means that only this proportion of women 'are farmers in the economic sense. The country with the largest percentage of land owned by women is Chile (30 percent), closely followed by Panama, Ecuador and Haiti. At the other extreme is Belize (eight percent), with just slightly larger proportions in the Dominican Republic, El Salvador and Argentina" (para 6-8)more