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SECURE RIGHTS FOR ALL

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 equipped to respect and defend these rights.

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WOMEN LAND RIGHTS

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.

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RESPONSIBLE LARGESCALE LAND BASED INVESTMENTS

Balancing social welfare and economic development is not easy especially within the 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.

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