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Landesa Weighs in on the Threat of Land Takings in China

An Op-ed by Landesa Founder Roy Prosterman and Gao Yu, Landesa's China Country Director, ran in the South China Morning Post and argues for laws to be strengthened around land rights for poor farmers in China. The article is about the need to strengthen land rights to protect farmers in China.

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April 04, 2011

The China Daily Cites Landesa Survey Findings

An article in The China Daily states the case that if farmers are not protected from commercial land acquisitions that undermine their land rights, it will continue to create social instability and disrupt agricultural productivity. The article reports on the findings of Landesa's land rights survey of 17 provinces in China. To read the article,

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March 28, 2011

USA Today reports: China’s farmers and developers clash

Calum MacLeod reports in USA Today on the rise of rural land takings, first reported in Landesa's survey across 17 provinces in China. The article draws from the survey's key findings and quotes Landesa's senior attorney in China, Li Ping. To read this article that spotlights farmers in the line of fire, and Chinese agriculture at a crossroads,

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March 25, 2011

Landesa’s 2010 Annual Report is now online

Our annual report illustrates our scaled growth and includes a letter from our ...

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March 17, 2011

Landesa Issue Brief on The Global Land Rush

A fact sheet on commercial land acquisitions around the world outlining the historical context, facts, misconceptions, risks, benefits, recommendations for investors, and resources for further reading. Download pdf here

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March 10, 2011