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African women push for equality in land and resource rights

By Elias Ntungwe Ngalame | Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:33 PM
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YAOUNDE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Elizabeth Maimo, a 52-year-old farmer in Santa in Cameroon’s Northwest Region, has struggled since custom dictated she surrender her piece of family land in 2012 to her younger brother, a herder, who wanted more space to breed cows.

“I have been cultivating on a rented, smaller piece of land and this has reduced my yields and income by more than 50 percent,...

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