This brief summarises a number of findings from the DEMETER project, focusing on the social, cultural, and economic outcomes of commercialisation and on the ways in which these affect the rights to food, land, decent work and social security.

Adu Ankrah, Daniel, Anna Antwi, Peter Atupare, Marta Awo, Joanna Bourke Martignoni, Fred Dzanku, Promise Eweh, Christophe Gironde, Christophe Golay, Saba Joshi, Elisabeth Prügl, Fenneke Reysoo, Suon Seng, Suon Siny, Andres Torrico Ramirez, Dzifa Torvikey and Dzodzi Tsikata. 2020. Agricultural and Land Commercialisation: Do they foster gender equality and the right to food? DEMETER Research Brief 2/2020. Geneva: The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.

Related readings

Joshi, Saba, 2019. Working wives: gender, labour and land commercialization in Ratanakiri, Cambodia. Globalizations. 17(1).

Bourke-Martignoni, Joanna and Fenneke Reysoo. 2019. Recht auf Nährung und die Kommerzialisierung der Landwirtschafterfahrungen aus Kambodsch und Ghana. In Essen, Macht, Arbeit. Feministische Blicke auf Fairfood Ideen. WIDE Switzerland.

Gironde, Christophe and Andres Torrico Ramirez. 2019. Dépossession foncière, transition agraire et capacité d’adaptation: Devenir des populations autochtones de Ratanakiri (Cambodge). Revue internationale des études du développement. 238(2): 291-322.

Bourke-Martignoni, Joanna. 2018. Engendering the right to food? International human rights law, food security and the rural woman. Transnational Legal Theory. 9(3-4).

Joshi, Saba. 2018. Gendered Impacts of Land Commercializazion in Cambodia. DEMETER Research Brief 1/2018. Geneva: The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.

Picture: Cocoa tree in a cocoa plantation, Ghana. Excerpt from a picture by © Neja Hrovat / Shutterstock.com