Issue Brief: Women’s Secure Rights to Land

Women make up 43% of the agricultural labor force in developing countries, yet many don’t have secure rights to the land they farm. Our new issue brief illustrates the benefits of secure rights to land for women and their households, the barriers they face, and recommendations for strengthening those land rights. Read the Issue Brief here.

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Tim Hanstad

A New Chapter

During my 27 years at Landesa, including the last ten as CEO and President, I’ve had the privilege of seeing both Landesa and the issue of land rights grow in prominence. A quarter century ago, few people were talking about …
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Roy Prosterman

10 Lessons Learned on the Impact of Secure Land Rights

Got land rights? If you live in North America or Europe, the answer is probably: yes. If you live in the developing world, the answer is more likely: no. Your answer to this simple question largely determines your ability to …
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Jen Duncan

Secure Land Rights for Rwanda’s Women are Critical for Families and the Nation

A recent report from Rwanda’s Department of Land and Mapping found that women, either individually or jointly, own most of the registered plots of land in the capital, Kigali. The Deputy Registrar of Land, Grace Nishimwe, was quoted by local …
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