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LANDESA’S IMPACT

Because Landesa partners with governments, our work is leveraged, with hundreds of thousands or sometimes millions of women and men benefiting from a new innovative program or progressive law.
With secure land rights as a foundation, other development efforts — focused on education, food security, gender equality, public health, conservation — can gain traction.
In nearly 50 years, working in more than 50 countries, Landesa has helped strengthen land rights for more than 120 million families.

~110,901,000

In nearly 50 years, working in more than 50 countries, Landesa has helped strengthen land rights for more than 110 million families. Join us as we make the world a better place one acre at a time.

NationYearsFamilies Benefited
South Vietnam1970-731,000,000
Philippines1972-80161,000
El Salvador1980-8449,000
Russia1992-200317,800,000
Kyrgyzstan1992-2002232,000
China1996-present85,100,000
Moldova1997-2000522,000
Ukraine2001-20063,450,000
India2001-present1,105,000
Rwanda2003-09; 2011-131,477,219
Kenya2010-present3,443
Uganda2009-present285
Ghana2013-presentNA

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania

    Past projects in Albania include:

    Field research on land fragmentation affecting small-scale commercial farmers, and assessment of women’s ability to exercise their land rights (USAID) — April 2009

    Evaluation of land registration and land market project — October 2000 to December 2000

  • Angola

    Past projects in Angola include:

    Property Rights and Resources Governance Program — 2009 - 2010

    Land Law and Regulatory Development — 2003 - 2008

    Angola Land Law and Policy Assessment — 2002 - 2003

  • Bangladesh
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria

    Past projects in Bulgaria include:

    Land and Real Estate Mortgages Reform Assessment and Follow-on Review — 2000 - 2001

    Land Mortgages Legal Review and Recommendations — 2000

    Land Mortgages Fieldwork, Research, and Recommendations — 1999

  • Burkina Faso

    Past projects in Burkina Faso include:

    Assessment of Women’s Application of Regenerative Agricultural Techniques

  • Burundi

    Past projects in Burundi include:

    Burundi legal assistance and conflict resolution

  • Cambodia

    Past projects in Cambodia include:

    Land Valuation and Compensation in Expropriation Law and Practice in China, Cambodia & India — 2005 – 2006

  • China
    Learn more about Our Work in China.
  • Colombia
  • Czech Republic

    Past project in Czech Republic include:

    Land Privatization and Farm Reorganization — 1992

  • Dominican Republic
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador

    Past projects in El Salvador include:

    National land reform laws and programs helped 49,000 tenant farmers become landowners.

    Land Reform Assistance — 1989

    Land Reform and Land Titling — 1988

  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
    Learn more about Our Work in Ethiopia.
  • Georgia

    Past projects in Georgia include:

    Land and Real Estate Markets — 2001 – 2004

    Land and Real Estate Markets — 1997 – 2000

  • Ghana
    Learn more about Our Work in Ghana.
  • Greece
  • India
    Learn more about Our Work in India.
  • Indonesia

    Past projects in Indonesia include:

    Access to Finance in Indonesia — 2007 – 2008

    Indonesia Land Law Initiate — 2001 – 2004

    Indonesian Land Law Reform — 1998 – 2001

    Indonesia Land Tenure Assessment — 1996 – 1997

    Indonesia Land Reform Pilot Project — 1989 – 1991

  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan

    Past projects in Kazakhstan include:

    Land Code draft — 2003

  • Kenya
    Learn more about Our Work in Kenya.
  • Kyrgyzstan

    Past projects in Kyrgyzstan include:

    National land reform laws and programs decollectivized farming in Kyrgyzstan and gave farming families legal, marketable land rights to individual plots, benefiting 232,000 families.

    Women’s Access to Real Property — 2000

    Land Market Development, Land Reform and Regulatory Reform — 1999 - 2001

    Ongoing Policy and Legal Advice to Ministry of Agriculture — 1994 - 2002

  • Latvia
  • Liberia
    Learn more about Our Work in Liberia.
  • Lithuania

    Past projects in Lithuania include:

    Land Markets in Lithuania, Poland, and Romania — 1999

    Land Law and Policy Fieldwork, Research, and Recommendations in Select EU Accession Candidate Countries — 1999

  • Mali
  • Mexico

    Past projects in Mexico include:

    Legal and Policy Analyst, Social Sector Farming in Oaxaca — 2002

  • Moldova

    Past projects in Moldova include:

    National land reform laws and programs decollectivized farming in Moldova and gave families legal, marketable land rights to individual plots, benefiting 522,000 families.

    Draft Laws, Regulations, and Administrative and Technical Procedures for Privatization of Agricultural Land, Land Titling, and Private Land Sales — 1996 – 2000

  • Mongolia

    Past projects in Mongolia include:

    National Land Reform Program Development — 1999 – 2000

  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal

    Past projects in Nepal include:

    Forest Land Tenure Security — 2004

  • Nicaragua
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Palestinian territories

    Past projects in the Palestinian Territories include:

    Land Dispute Resolution System — 2007

  • Philippines

    Past project in Philippines include:

    Land Reform Legislation — 1986 – 1988

  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania

    Past projects in Romania include:

    Land Transactions Study — 1999

  • Russia

    Past projects in Russia include:

    National land reform laws and programs decollectivized farming in Russia and gave farming families legal, marketable land rights to individual plots, benefiting 17,800,000 families.

    Legal Aid Center, Vladimir Province — 1996 - 2003

    Legal Aid for Asset-based Rural Development — 2000 – 2001

    Policy and Legal Advice on Land Privatization and Land Market Development — 1997 – 1999

    Russian Federation Regional Agricultural Development — 1995 – 1996

  • Rwanda
    Learn more about Our Work in Rwanda.
  • Slovakia
  • South Korea
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tajikistan

    Past projects in Tajikistan include:

    Consultation on Farm Restructuring — 1998

  • Tanzania
    Learn more about Our Work in Tanzania.
  • Uganda
    Learn more about Our Work in Uganda.
  • Ukraine

    Past project in Ukraine include:

    National land reform laws and programs decollectivized farming in Ukraine and gave farming families legal, marketable land rights to individual plots, benefiting 3,450,000 families.

    Legal Aid Centers — 2001 - 2006

    Land Titling Initiative — 2001 – 2006

    Legal and Policy Advice on Ukrainian Land Code — 2000

    Agricultural Sector Review — 1992

  • Uzbekistan

    Past projects in Uzbekistan include:

    Agricultural Factor Market Research Workshop — 1998

  • Vietnam

    Past projects in Vietnam include:

    National land reform laws and programs helped 1 million tenant farmers become landowners.

    Consultant Services on Vietnam Land Law — 1993 – 1994