Uneven Ground. Land Inequality at the Heart of Unequal Societies

TitleUneven Ground. Land Inequality at the Heart of Unequal Societies
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Year of Publication2020
AuthorsAnseeuw W, Baldinelli GMaria
Key themesDistribution, Environment, Gender, MarginalisedPeople, MigrationLabour

ABSTRACTED FROM EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: In most countries, land inequality is growing. Worse, new measures and analysis published in this synthesis report show that land inequality is significantly higher than previously reported. This trend directly threatens the livelihoods of an estimated 2.5 billion people worldwide involved in smallholder agriculture. Land inequality is also central to many other forms of inequality related to wealth, power, gender, health, and environment and is fundamentally linked to contemporary global crises of democratic decline, climate change, global health security and pandemics, mass migration, unemployment, and intergenerational injustice. Beyond its direct effects on smallholder agriculture, it is clear that land inequality undermines stability and the development of sustainable societies, affecting all of us in almost every aspect of our lives.


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