What We Do

Securing land rights for the world's poorest people

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SECURE LAND RIGHTS BREAK THE CYCLE OF POVERTY

Since its founding, Landesa has partnered with governments, communities and other stakeholders in more than 50 countries to advance pro-poor, gender-sensitive land rights reforms using law and policy tools. These reforms have helped alleviate poverty, reduce hunger and ease conflict over land for more than 120 million women and men.

This transformation—from land insecurity or landlessness to secure rights to land—has boosted agricultural productivity in the developing world by billions of dollars per year, improved health, nutrition and school enrollment in hundreds of villages across the globe, and placed scores of billions of dollars in new land wealth in the hands of the rural poor.

Landesa Center For Women’s Land Rights

The Landesa Center for Women’s Land Rights champions women’s secure access to land by providing resources and training that connects policymakers, researchers, and practitioners around the world.

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Landesa in India

Landesa partners with the state and national governments and organizations to help poor, rural women and men gain secure rights to land and the opportunity to build a better future.

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Landesa in China

86 million farming families now have secure land tenure to 162 million acres. That is an area about the size of the states of California and Maine combined.

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Landesa in Sub-Saharan Africa

Targeting root causes of poverty and insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa, including: insufficient recognition and protection of rural peoples’ land rights, and women’s lack of control over assets.

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Responsible Investments in Property and Land

Develop practical “how-to-guides” stakeholders can use to achieve socially responsible land-related investments

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Land Rights 2030

Click here for information and multi-media about the role land rights play in helping us achieve our development goals.

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