This article was authored by Peter Veit and Janet Ranganathan of Landesa partner, World […]
This article was originally posted on The Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars’ New […]
In a pioneering step to support single women who have not been reached by land entitlement and social security schemes, on May 18, 2012, Odisha’s Ganjam District Administration launched a comprehensive program on Land Rights for Women through Women Support Centers (WSC) across the district.
Since 2008, a global land rush—sparked initially by a dramatic rise in global […]
May 11, 2012 — Landesa’s program directors in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha write on a possible solution to rampant malnutrition in the country. One in every three malnourished children in the world live in India. The authors make the case that putting land in the hands of women could be a solution.
It was a deal struck almost 40 years ago by a poor, illiterate farmer, driven by desperation after a drought wiped out his crops and left his family close to starvation.
May 4, 2012 — As part of Thomson-Reuters’ special report on AlertNet called Solutions for a Hungry World, Astrid Zweynert interviewed Tim Hanstad on the role land rights play in addressing food security, how Rwanda and China are dealing with the issue, and how the larger aid community is effected by the level of land rights in the communities where they work.