Integration of the FAO Gender and Land Rights Database into the Land Portal
Sharing knowledge and increasing accessibility of land-related information and data is critical to increase transparency. Information on land governance disaggregated by gender is crucial for enabling developing and emerging economies to ensure a more equitable access to and control over land to women and men. To this end, the The Land Portal , the global reference point for land related information on the internet, and FAO have worked together to integrate FAO#The Gender and Land Rights database into the Land Portal webpage.
The FAO Gender and Land Rights Database included in the Land Portal
Information from the Gender and Land Rights Database can now be accessed through the Land Portal country pages, displaying data on:
- total number of holders
- women holders
- number of holdings under co-ownership, and
- number of rural households headed by women.
The Gender and Land Rights Database, launched by FAO in 2010, highlights the major social, economic, political and cultural factors that influence the enforcement of women’s land rights in over 80 countries, across all regions. Produced in consultation with national statistic authorities, universities, civil society organisations and other sources, the Database offers up-to-date information on how men and women in over 80 different countries differ in their legal rights and access to land.
More databases will soon be integrated in the Land Portal
In addition to the Gender and Land Rights Database, multiple other databases are also being incorporated into the Land Portal web platform. With FAOLEX having already been integrated, and the integration of FAO Corporate Document Repository on-going, databases from the World Bank, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) are set to be integrated into the Land Portal in the near future.
The FAO Gender and Land Rights Database Land Portal page can be seen here.
To see an example of how data has been integrated into the country pages, please visit the Kenya country page.
We invite you to join the [0=im_field_doc_subject:1257 gender page] of the Land Portal and to share and find information on women’s land rights with a growing community of land professionals, activists and researchers.