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.
- Women’s Support Centers in Odisha, India
- 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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When Nelson Mandela assumed the presidency of South Africa almost 20 years ago, he recognized that the country could not prosper without ensuring that land rights were broadly distributed. The architects of apartheid knew well that land in a rural …
Over the last three decades, more than 260 million rural residents of China have moved to the cities in one of the largest migrations in human history. Most have moved to cities because they cannot afford not to. For all …
Three years ago, the world cheered when parliamentarians drafted, and voters approved, provisions in the country’s new constitution to guarantee women equal access to and control over land. The move was based on the understanding that about half of the …