Science and data for people


SDG Policy Brief


The Sustainable Development Goals Policy Briefs highlight key issues identified in the Sustainable Development Goals and show how they matter to development decision makers and practitioners. The evidence provided builds on the scientific data and information hosted on Environment Live and is complemented by stories from Regions and Countries. This Brief highlights the important link between women and men’s access to land, natural resources and biodiversity.

Women constitute approximately half of the rural labour force and are economically active in each subsector of the rural economy. Their livelihoods are
often based on access to and control over land, water, forest and fishery resources.
1.4.2   Proportion of total adult population with secure tenure rights to land, with legally recognized documentation and who perceive their rights to land as secure, by sex and by type of tenure
2.1.2   Prevalence of moderate or severe food insecurity in the population, based on the Food Insecurity Experience Scale (FIES)
3.9.1   Mortality rate attributed to household and ambient air pollution
5.a.1   (a) Proportion of total agricultural population with ownership or secure rights over agricultural land, by sex; and (b) share of women among owners or rights-bearers of agricultural land, by type of tenure
5.a.2   Proportion of countries where the legal framework (including customary law) guarantees women’s equal rights to land ownership and/or control

Access to land and natural resources

Access to land and natural resources
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