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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

Announcing the LandAssess Tool: Demystifying Land Risks in Project Due Diligence

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.

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July 02, 2019

Women’s Land Rights: Shifting Power for Gender Equality

By Beth Roberts | Investments in women’s land rights are a prerequisite to full and substantive gender equality that benefits those most in need.

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May 31, 2019

Transformative Change Through Women’s Land Rights

A new campaign, Closing the Crop Gap, aims to raise awareness of the […]

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March 07, 2019