Back to search

Chapter 5: Land Resources And Human Security

Publication date
Publication type
Global Land Outlook
chapter 5

This chapter looks at some of the wider human security issues related to the condition of land. Many of the underlying pressures on land resources are not immediately obvious. Considerable evidence suggests that people are more likely to use land sustainably if they have secure tenure. Gender inequalities put many women and their families at increasing risk, leaving them amongst the most vulnerable. Conflict over scarce resources can generate additional local and sometimes global pressures.