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So far in 2021, Landesa’s programs have strengthened land rights for over 760,000 people. Read more about gender-sensitive land services in India, updates from Myanmar and Cambodia, and additional program highlights in our latest Impact Report.

News Security Beat, the blog of the Wilson Center, published an article by Tizai Mauto that synthesizes Landesa’s youth land rights work in Liberia, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and elsewhere. He argues for securing youth land rights as a means to create work opportunities for Africa’s under- and unemployed youth while stimulating agricultural productivity.

Access to land is both a critical component and a fundamental barrier to productive youth engagement in agriculture. If properly harnessed, Africa’s nearly 420 million youth—including more than 200 million who reside in rural areas—will be the continent’s greatest asset and its engine to grow agricultural productivity and food security while reducing poverty.