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Established in 1999 by Walter Baumhoff, former dean of students at St. Lawrence, this fund supports the University Fellows program.

Gender Equality & Land Inheritance in Rural Kenya


In Kenya, only 6% of rural women have access to land titles, even though they make up approximately 96% of the agricultural labor force. This gap is critical because, in Kenya, the land is an indicator of social status. Moreover, agriculture in Kenya contributes to almost a quarter of the national GDP. This research aimed to understand the significant impacts of the gender gap in land ownership and control on Kenyan rural women’s economic and personal empowerment.