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Gender, Land and Food Access in Ghana’s Suburban Cities: A Case of the Adenta Municipality

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Department of Spatial Innovation, Huts and Cities Limited, Accra GD0028407, Ghana
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Department of Project Development, Gold Coast Sustainability and Governance Institute, Accra GD0889430, Ghana
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Geodetic Institute, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geodetic Science, Leibniz University Hannover, 30167 Hannover, Germany
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Department of Geomatic Engineering, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi AK000-AK911, Ghana
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Land 2020, 9(11), 427; https://doi.org/10.3390/land9110427
Received: 21 August 2020 / Revised: 28 October 2020 / Accepted: 29 October 2020 / Published: 31 October 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Land, Innovation, and Social Good)
The disparity in land and food access in Ghana often overlooks the possibility of an underlying gender disparity. This paper explores and interrogates the disparity between land and food access with respect to gender and the evolution of this relationship over the years as a result of the settlement expansion and urban growth within the Adenta Municipality in Ghana. Adopting a mixed pairwise approach of combining spatial analytical tools, vulnerability indexing and resilient indicators, the paper examines the levels and rates of land accessibilities within the stream of modern cities. It assesses the land market system complexities within developing economies and attempts to address the potential threats of gender-land access gaps. The paper finally assigns weights of ranks to model the phenomenon and recommends trends that can facilitate predictions and early cautionary systems for effective urban land governance in Ghana. The paper concludes that though it is noticed that women engage in power structures on a daily basis, this both benefits and burdens them, depending on their socio-cultural status and other factors in terms of access to land and food. View Full-Text
Keywords: gender; land tenure security; suburban competition; innovative spatial governance; food security gender; land tenure security; suburban competition; innovative spatial governance; food security
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Twum, K.O.; Asiama, K.; Ayer, J.; Asante, C.Y. Gender, Land and Food Access in Ghana’s Suburban Cities: A Case of the Adenta Municipality. Land 2020, 9, 427. https://doi.org/10.3390/land9110427

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Twum KO, Asiama K, Ayer J, Asante CY. Gender, Land and Food Access in Ghana’s Suburban Cities: A Case of the Adenta Municipality. Land. 2020; 9(11):427. https://doi.org/10.3390/land9110427

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Twum, Kwaku O.; Asiama, Kwabena; Ayer, John; Asante, Cosmas Y. 2020. "Gender, Land and Food Access in Ghana’s Suburban Cities: A Case of the Adenta Municipality" Land 9, no. 11: 427. https://doi.org/10.3390/land9110427

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