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I wonder if the interests of women could be best served through a land leasing system. Perhaps by leasing to biofuel producers, they could generate enough income that they could send their daughters to primary school and themselves to trade school or finance a start-up. I think the key to alleviating poverty and improving the situation for women is to increase their sustained income. I'm not sure how this rental system would be managed, but I think some sort of not-for-profit 3rd party or government agency would set the rental price for land and facilitate in the management of resources (land, funds, etc). This 3rd party might also take a portion of the revenue and invest it in community building - particularly schools that serve girls and women and perhaps micro loans for female entrepreneurs. Women would of course be free to choose whether or not to participate in the land leasing system - they could choose to continue their subsistence farming activities, but if they sold the land then they would be required to sell it at fair-market value to the 3rd party agency. The law should specify that a biofuel company could not purchase land designated as being under administration by this 3rd party agency, so the biofuel company would be saddled with the blame/responsibility. This would not be dissimilar to land purchasing/leasing laws in countries like Spain or Mexico. Also, maybe these biofuel companies could be incentivized to train/hire women by offering them certain tax benefits or lower rental rates proportional to the number of women they hire and the positions that these women hold at the company. Also, this is a blatant plug for the BeeHive School that I volunteer with in Mzuzu, Malawi located in South Eastern Africa. But one of the main reasons I was attracted to the school is their philosophy towards education of girls. It is one of the few top-quality schools that I visited where girls are present in the same numbers as boys. These girls are treated with equal attention as the boys and are given the same level of high expectations by the teachers, staff, and parents.