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What the Climate Crisis Means for Land Rights

The climate crisis will reshape our relationships to land around the world. To shift how the world produces food, manages land, and adapts to this crisis, it's imperative that we don't sacrifice the land rights of rural communities who have sustainably maintained their lands for generations.

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August 20, 2019

OPINION: Solve land rights in Central America to stem U.S. migrant crisis

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.

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August 15, 2019

Realizing Land Rights to Deliver for Rural Women

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.

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August 14, 2019

Forging new partnerships: Companies and CSO’s collaborate to achieve more responsible investments in land

Overcoming initial skepticism, Illovo and CSO partners found common ground to collaboratively achieve more responsible investments in land.

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July 22, 2019

One Company’s Journey to Better Respect Land: Illovo Sugar Africa

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.

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July 12, 2019