Feasibility Study on the Transfer of Agricultural Assets to Women

Feasibility of the transfer of agricultural assets to women and its potential implication on nutrition in Pakistan

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The study, led by CSSR and LCIRAH, will be conducted in two phases and will use a mix of qualitative and quantitative research methods. The study will focus on the transfer of agricultural assets to women and provide detailed information on the factors that determine women’s control of over land and its use, and the political economy and governance issues associated with the implementation of land grant programmes.  This study will build on the Enabling Environments exploratory study on women’s agricultural work and nutrition, and also examine design and governance issues in existing programmes (mainly the land grant to landless women scheme), to draw conclusions for the feasibility of a more effective programme.

Qualitative fieldwork has been carried out to:

  • Review original research questions and proposals; including the status of existing policies and programmes, particularly the land grants scheme
  • Inform design of sample survey

A sample survey will be conducted which will examine the pathways between women’s agricultural work and nutrition in order to (a) examine enabling policy options for optimising the nutrition impact of women’s agricultural work, and (b) prepare the feasibility of transferring agricultural assets to women for improved nutrition. 

The sample survey will be further supplemented with qualitative research on policies and programmes relating to the transfer of agricultural assets to women.

The feasibility research will provide important information for the nutrition-sensitive design of potentially transformative policies on the provision of land to small-scale farmers in South Asia.

South Asia Focus

Funded by UK DFID

This research has been funded by the UK Government’s Department for International Development; however the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the UK Government’s official policies



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