What We Do

Securing land rights for the world's poorest people

SECURE LAND RIGHTS BREAK THE CYCLE OF POVERTY

Since its founding, Landesa has partnered with governments, communities and other stakeholders in more than 50 countries to advance pro-poor, gender-sensitive land rights reforms using law and policy tools. These reforms have helped alleviate poverty, reduce hunger and ease conflict over land for more than 180 million families.

This transformation—from land insecurity or landlessness to secure rights to land—has boosted agricultural productivity in the developing world by billions of dollars per year, improved health, nutrition and school enrollment in hundreds of villages across the globe, and placed scores of billions of dollars in new land wealth in the hands of the rural poor.

Center For Women’s Land Rights

The Landesa Center for Women’s Land Rights champions women’s secure access to land by providing resources and training that connects policymakers, researchers, and practitioners around the world.

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Corporate Engagement

Improving outcomes and opportunities for communities and helping companies do business in a trustworthy, transparent, and socially responsible way through guidance and practical advice on strengthening land tenure and stakeholder engagement.

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Global Advocacy

Landesa’s global advocacy aims to elevate the importance of land rights on the global agenda, and build a larger and better connected network of land rights champions.

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Landesa in Asia

Landesa’s Asia program aims to support land rights reforms that grow prosperity, economic opportunity and gender equity for rural communities throughout Asia, in partnership with governments, civil society and the private sector.

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Landesa in Sub-Saharan Africa

Targeting root causes of poverty and insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa, including: insufficient recognition and protection of rural peoples’ land rights, and women’s lack of control over assets.

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