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Hunger for farmland among female farmers in Limpopo province: bodies, violence and land

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dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-02 en
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-19T12:49:14Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-19T12:49:14Z
dc.date.issued 2019-01-02 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/13211
dc.description.abstract This article explores intersections between women's bodies, violence and land amongst female farmers in Limpopo Province, South Africa. We explore how female farmers negotiate access to land through their own agency and resistance on a daily basis by analysing their narratives and experiences in their quest to access and use land for farming. Based largely on ethnographic interviews and observations the article argues that women's involvement in farming should be considered not only as an economic survival strategy, but also as an indication of how the female farmers express resistance and agency in their pursuit to acquire land for farming. This article contributes to the body of literature that explores the relationship between women's bodies, violence and access to land but does so by focusing on land redistribution and some of the challenges it poses to women of different backgrounds and degrees of social power and influence. The paper make four recommendations about how the government can improve its focus on female farmers and get to grips with gender mainstreaming and needs. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject WOMEN en
dc.subject FARMERS en
dc.subject LAND OWNERSHIP en
dc.title Hunger for farmland among female farmers in Limpopo province: bodies, violence and land en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber MPAJAA en
dc.Volume November en
dc.BudgetYear 2018/19 en
dc.ResearchGroup Economic Perfomance and Development en
dc.SourceTitle Agenda: Empowering Women for Gender Equity en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10650 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 9661 en
dc.bibliographictitle Makhetha, E. & Hart, T. (2018) Hunger for farmland among female farmers in Limpopo province: bodies, violence and land. <i>Agenda: Empowering Women for Gender Equity</i>. November:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2018 en
dc.contributor.author1 Makhetha, E. en
dc.contributor.author2 Hart, T. en


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