At first glance, it may seem that women in northern Mozambique might enjoy more power than women in other places, at least in the agricultural sector. In this region, land is often passed through matrilineal rather than patrilineal lines. And since the enactment of the Mozambique Land Law in 1997, one might expect that women here are better able to access land and retain control over land they bring with them into marriage.
This article was originally posted as part of Bridges Weekly Trade News Digest from the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development
Efforts to develop a work programme aimed at revamping the stalled Doha Round negotiations are ready to enter a “second stage,” WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo reported to the global trade body on Monday, after four months of preliminary consultations among members.
Food prices spiked in March, according to the latest FAO Food Price Index, released this week. The Index rose 4.8 points from February and is at its highest level since May 2013. The increase is due largely to poor weather and continuing unrest in the Black Sea region. Cereal and sugar prices gained the most this month.
The March edition of the FAO Monthly News Report on Grains was released this week. The report covers ongoing global and regional trends in grain prices and policies. This month's report includes articles on the International Grain Council's prediction that the global grain harvest will fall next season, India's food storage limitations, Russia's slowing grain crop growth, and the threat of an export bottleneck due to the ongoing crisis in the Ukraine.