In May 2021, the numbers of households whose land rights have been secured with the support by the Global Programme Responsible Land Policy have reached a peak: Thanks to the hard work of our partners and project teams, 110.163 households had their land legally documented by then, corresponding to about 550.000 people directly benefitting.
Having official land use or land ownership certificates increases the long-term perspectives for sustainable agriculture and is of crucial importance for food security. Furthermore, a land title is a legal security which helps to resolve and prevent land conflicts. Indeed, by June 2021, almost 3,700 land conflicts have been resolved with the support of the Global Programme. A country that is particularly affected by land conflicts is Uganda. Here you can find out why land conflicts in Uganda occur and how the Global Programme helps to mitigate and settle them. Especially women, who are often legally disadvantaged or not informed about their rights, benefit significantly from a land title, since it provides more legal and economic autonomy. Therefore, it is of particular relevance that more than 43.000 households have registered their land rights in the name of the woman or together as a couple.
However, these numbers are based on broader achievements as for example improved processes of land registration that have been launched and carried out successfully in our eight project countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Laos, Madagascar, Peru and Uganda).