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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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Landesa 2022 Annual Report

A Collaborative Approach to Change

Reports & Research
January, 2023
Africa, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, Senegal, Colombia, Asia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Bangladesh, India, Global

Land rights are ascendant across the development sector. Movements addressing women’s empowerment, poverty, social justice, food security and climate change are all increasingly turning to land rights to strengthen their cause. In 2022, renowned philanthropist MacKenzie Scott joined these efforts by making an unprecedented $20 million investment in our work. Ms. Scott’s generous gift represents a profound endorsement of the power of land rights to improve the lives of women, men, and communities around the world.

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Journal Articles & Books
April, 2022
Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, Oceania

Un document d'options pour sensibiliser à la gouvernance foncière responsable pour lutter contre la désertification, la dégradation des terres et la sécheresse.

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Reports & Research
April, 2022
Global

An options paper for raising awareness on responsible land governance for combatting desertification, land degradation, and drought.

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Unlocking pathways to economic opportunity, gender equity, and agricultural innovation through land rights

Policy Papers & Briefs
January, 2022
Global

The future belongs to youth. But in many parts of the world, young women and men lack the means and the opportunity to build livelihoods and fully participate in their communities. This is especially true in rural areas, where agriculture is the foundation of the economy, but land rights remain out of reach.

Consider the case of sub-Saharan Africa, where an estimated 10-12 million young people enter the workforce each year, but only 4 million new jobs are created, leaving the majority of young workers either unemployed or settling for menial and informal work.

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