Monthly Archives: May 2012

Partner Guest Blog: Why Land Rights Should Be on the Rio+20 Agenda

This article was authored by Peter Veit and Janet Ranganathan of Landesa partner, World Resources Institute (WRI), and was originally posted on the WRI Insights site. As government leaders prepare for next month’s UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in Brazil, …
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Poor Land Tenure: A Key Component to Why Nations Fail

This article was originally posted on The Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars’ New Security Beat blog The murder of five land rights campaigners during the last two months – one in Colombia, three in Brazil, and one in Cambodia – …
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Next steps to put voluntary guidelines into action to address the global land rush

Since 2008, a global land rush—sparked initially by a dramatic rise in global food prices and now driven by a variety of factors including increased demand for food and biofuels, carbon markets, and speculation—has been remaking the face of agriculture …
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A Letter to Mothers in the Developing World

A Letter to Mothers in the Developing World, Landesa salutes mothers in the developing world – our partners. We advocate for your land rights not just because it is a good idea – but because it is essential for alleviating …
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Women’s land rights and nutrition

While there is no silver bullet to solve global hunger, discussion at the Global Conference of Women in Agriculture (GCWA), held in New Delhi from March 13th to 15th, 2012, pointed to a piece of the solution. In a breakout …
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