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Sep 25 2018

Landesa Launches the RIPL Resource Platform, a Roadmap for Agri-business Investments

Landesa, with support from the Department for International Development (DFID) LEGEND Program, today launched the Resource Platform for Responsible Investments in Property and Land (RIPL), designed to help businesses, governments, and communities navigate the land investment process and move toward more equitable and sustainable outcomes for all stakeholders.

“Land investments are unique, complex, and often messy, and don’t respond well to a one-size-fits-all approach,” said Landesa CEO Chris Jochnick.  “The RIPL Resource Platform was built to provide tailored, flexible guidance that can be adapted to local contexts, giving all stakeholders a road map for navigating the investment process. The guidance is essential and timely, because failing to address land rights has consequences for everyone.”

The RIPL Resource Platform draws upon field research in Ghana and Tanzania; case studies conducted on ongoing investments; Landesa’s experiences working with governments, communities and companies in our other work; and guidance developed by global partners, including the Interlaken Group, Grow Africa, Namati and USAID. It is available at https://ripl.landesa.org.

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