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African women also deserve to be landowners

Across the African continent, millions of people live out of their farm activities. African women, who are the backbones of their communities, are overwhelmingly found in large numbers within the agricultural sector.

If you've any doubt, I invite you to take a tour of a local African market to see the number of women who are selling goods there. For many, this may be common sense to see women selling food items at the local market. The question is: Do rural women actually benefit from their hard work in the agricultural section?

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) provided an online fact sheet titled "Women, agriculture, and development" for Cameroon. In this 1992 fact sheet, different points are highlighted such as the importance of agriculture in the Cameroonian economy.

 Since the laws regarding women can be discriminatory in some countries, it's important to note that the Cameroonian government secured women's rights in the matter of land ownership. …

Behind every successful woman, there is a tribe of other successful women who have her back

"Behind every successful woman, there is a tribe of other successful women who have her back," the popular saying goes. My father and my mother are originally from two different Cameroonian ethnic groups or tribes. Therefore, I understood the concept of tribes at an early age. Beyond the stereotypes associated with both tribes, my maternal and paternal tribes have unique foods, music genres, and languages. Of course, they are geographically located in different parts of the country. These differences exposed me early on to diverse cultural backgrounds, probably making me extra sensitive to tribalism and any form of discrimination based on one's heritage.

I don't remember neither my father or my mother pointed out tribal differences in our family home. This was probably due to the fact that we're more busy living those differences. One day, we will be eating a meal from my mother's tribe and the next day, we'll be served with one from my father's ethn…

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