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Jolyne Sanjak Named New Chief Program Officer

Dr. Jolyne Sanjak, a managing director at the Millennium Challenge Corporation, is joining Landesa as chief program officer on July 20. She is considered one of the world’s foremost experts on how broad, secure land rights can spark sustainable economic development for individuals, families and communities. Dr. Sanjak brings some 25 years of technical and managerial experience to the organization.

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June 16, 2011

New Issue Brief: Is Bigger Better?

Developing countries are moving toward corporate farming as a way to boost production and jump-start agricultural development. But the basis of their strategy, the assumption that bigger farms are better farms, is one of the most enduring myths influencing agricultural development policy around the world.

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June 01, 2011

Asia Society & Cato Institute Host Landesa for Two Briefings on Chinese Land Rights

Landesa continues to provide high level briefings to our colleagues engaged in policy issues from China. Landesa founder Roy Prosterman and Landesa attorney Zhu Keliang presented at the Cato Institute in Washington, D.C. and at the Asia Society in New York on the status of land rights in China.

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May 09, 2011

UW School of Law Tribute to Roy Prosterman

University of Washington Law School honored Landesa founder Roy Prosterman, at a special ceremony yesterday. Kellye Testy, dean of the UW school of law and Bill Gates, Sr. praised Prosterman’s leadership and spoke about his legacy of demonstrating how law can and should be used as a tool to battle global poverty.

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May 06, 2011

Paralegals Bringing Legal Aid to Women in India

An ambitious new campaign aims to bring land rights, stability, security, and opportunity to 43,000 poor and landless women and their families in the State of Andhra Pradesh, India. Training hundreds of paralegals to help thousands of women gain control over their land.

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May 04, 2011