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Women farmers get increased land rights

Update: December, 20/2014 - 10:06
A two-year pilot project will set up and train teams of grassroots community volunteers to help women farmers in the northern province of Hung Yen and the Mekong Delta province of Long An improve their understanding of land rights. — Photo baocongthuong

HA NOI (VNS)— The U.S. Agency for International Development launched a new project in Viet Nam that aims to empower farmers, especially women, by teaching them about existing land rights they aren't utilising fully.

A two-year pilot project will set up and train teams of grassroots community volunteers to help women farmers in the northern province of Hung Yen and the Mekong Delta province of Long An improve their understanding of land rights.

The volunteers will conduct activities to raise awareness, as well as provide legal counseling to individuals, mitigate land disputes and offer referrals to navigate existing legal structures.

The project is being implemented by the Institute for Social Development Studies, a local partner of the International Center for Research on Women. The international centre has shared the lessons it learned from a similar programme it supervised in Uganda. — VNS


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