Landesa’s Field Focus Blog offers expert insights on the issues surrounding global development and land rights.
Fact Sheets & Brochures
- About Landesa – a summary of Landesa’s mission, history, programs, goals, financials, and impact.
- Landesa Center for Women’s Land Rights (English version) (Chinese Version)– An overview of the importance of ensuring women’s secure access to land in order to increase their ability to provide for themselves and their families.
- Africa – An overview of Landesa’s work in Africa
- Africa (Technical Services)
- China (English version) - An overview of Landesa’s work in China
- China (Chinese version) – 美国农村发展研究所在中国工作的概况
- India – An overview of Landesa’s work in India
- Micro-Plots – A description of the strategy and benefits of small homestead plots that provide families housing, food and income.
- Landesa brochure
- Landesa Center for Women’s Land Rights brochure
The Global Land Rush
This section includes an overview, FAQs, expert contact information, and additional resources for this issue that is reshaping the developing world.
- Women’s Secure Rights to Land – This issue brief describes the best practices to overcome barriers against securing women’s rights to land to unlock the socioeconomic benefits gained when rural women have secure rights to the land they farm and build a home upon to support themselves and their families.
- The Global Land Rush - An overview of commercial land acquisitions around the world outlining the historical context, facts, misconceptions, risks, benefits, recommendations for investors, and resources for further reading.
- Land Rights and Food Security – This issue brief establishes the link between improved land rights, particularly for women, and subsequent benefits in improved household food security and nutrition.When farmers, especially women, have more control over assets like land, they are better equipped to grow and purchase nutritious food for their families.
- Land Rights and Agricultural Productivity – Property rights to land represent the key institutional asset on which rural people build their livelihoods. The nature of farmers’ property rights to land substantially impacts their willingness and ability to adopt productivity-enhancing inputs and investments.
- Is Bigger Better? - Developing countries are moving toward corporate farming as a way to boost production and jump-start agricultural development. But the basis of their strategy, the assumption that bigger farms are better farms, is one of the most enduring myths influencing agricultural development policy around the world.
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This article was originally posted by the Wall Street Journal on their India Real Time blog on April 19, 2013. The Indian constitution says women are equal to men, and the country prides itself on gender-sensitive legislation. But even its progressive laws …
By Swati Bhattacharjee – a chief reporter-district for the Bengali newspaper “Ananda Bazar Patrika.” This is an excerpt from her original article which was published as an Op-ed in Bengali on 14th April. Two women in West Bengal, India broke a …
My name is Jen Duncan and I’m a senior attorney at Landesa. People often ask me, “I think I understand land rights but what exactly do you guys do at Landesa?”The words that I’m about to share will hopefully provide …