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January 2019
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Companies and investors increasingly recognize the risks associated with land conflicts and the importance of responsible land-based investments. Strong land rights help build sustainable supply chains and create a more stable, resilient, and productive environment for business. These efforts help companies obtain social license, or the confidence and trust that a business will behave in a legitimate, transparent, and socially acceptable way, within the communities where they operate. Moreover, rural communities with secure land rights are better positioned to benefit from economic opportunities that accompany such investments.

Recognizing that the private sector is part of the solution to land-related problems, Landesa works with companies, governments, civil society, and affected communities to empower rural women and men by clarifying and establishing their rights to land, strengthening their voices in decisions about land use in their communities, and supporting a more sustainable future.

We work directly with companies to build capacity to undertake land-based investments that are legally and socially sound, to navigate land risks and issues in their value chain, to facilitate relationships built on trust and transparency, and to meet global standards of responsible investment and value chain management—standards we help shape. And because no two investments are alike, our cross-disciplinary team of land tenure and gender specialists, economists, social scientists, attorneys and corporate social responsibility experts provide tailored and customizable guidance and resources designed to fit each context.

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About Landesa

Landesa partners with governments and local organizations to ensure that the world’s poorest families have secure rights over the land they till. Founded as the Rural Development Institute, Landesa has helped more than 105 million poor families gain legal control over their land since 1967. When families have secure rights to land, they can invest in their land to sustainably increase their harvests and reap the benefits—improved nutrition, health, and education—for generations.

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About Landesa

Landesa partners with governments and local organizations to ensure that the world’s poorest families have secure rights over the land they till. Founded as the Rural Development Institute, Landesa has helped more than 105 million poor families gain legal control over their land since 1967. When families have secure rights to land, they can invest in their land to sustainably increase their harvests and reap the benefits—improved nutrition, health, and education—for generations.

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