With the world’s food supply under threat and millions already facing climate-driven migration, a land-use revolution is needed. Legal reforms that strengthen rural communities’ land rights are essential to providing the leverage and incentive to invest in climate resilience.
Shipra Deo, Landesa’s Women’s Land Rights (WLR) Director in India, writes about a new law in Uttar Pradesh that strengthens WLRs, the history of WLRs in the region, and practical steps to continue forward progress.
Landesa’s Sr. Research and Evaluation Advisor Gina Alvarado argues that the US should invest in programming that strengthens the land tenure rights of Central American farmers as a sustainable way to stem the current migrant crisis.
The gender gap in land manifests itself in a stark reality – around the world, less than 15% of all landholders are women, despite the fact that women comprise 43% of the agricultural workforce in the developing world.
Overcoming initial skepticism, Illovo and CSO partners found common ground to collaboratively achieve more responsible investments in land.
Land has always been an essential element of business for Illovo Sugar, Africa’s largest producer of sugarcane. But their perspective on land – and how to address land issues across their operations in six sub-Saharan African countries – has shifted over time, thanks in part to Illovo’s participation in Landesa’s Commitment to Practice (C2P) Project.
In recent years, numerous companies have made commitments to better recognize and respect land rights throughout their supply chains, but many still struggle with how to practically implement those commitments. To address this gap, Landesa developed the LandAssess Tool.
This blog originally appeared on Place. By Diana Fletschner The plight of women has […]