My Land? Your Land? Our Land! Together we can!
Tenure rights represent a gateway towards the fulfillment of other essential human rights such as the right to food, right to life, right to self identification etc. The NES Malawi recognizes the importance of this bundle of rights and is working with various stakeholders to ensure the right bearers are able to defend these rights and duty bearers are equiped to respect and defend these rights.Learn More
Despite widespread tenure insecurity among smallholder farmers, women receive the brunt of this. Women's rights to access, own and control land and other natural resources are inherently unstable due to their strong ties to patriarchal social, cultural and economic practices. However, in Malawi women make up more than 50% of the population and contribute significantly to the labour force in the agricultural sector thus their tenure rights are crucial to not only food security at various levels (household, community and national levels) but also economic development in these levels.Learn More
Balancing social welfare and economic development is not easy especially within teh context of largescale land based investments. The NES is working with various stakeholders in exploring mutually beneficial models and practices around largescale land based investments.Learn More