Landesa’s work starts with research.
Our land tenure experts venture into the fields to speak directly with poor farmers, especially those who are women. We work with government officials at all levels to develop new laws and programs after we’ve invested time researching existing laws and customs and their impact.
We assist our government partners every step of the way by helping to implement, monitor and evaluate the newly designed laws, policies and programs.
This is all documented in our research. From carbon rights in China to customary law in Burkina Faso, our land rights experts have written about it.
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