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We Need Allies to Preserve Forests, Mitigate Climate Change

June 29, 2020

New policy brief details the ways that stronger land rights for people living in rural areas can improve climate mitigation efforts, contribute to the success of Community Forest Groups, encourage adoption of Climate Smart Agriculture, and create opportunities for women to invest in their land.

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Efforts to Halt Desertification and Drought Must Include Women’s Land Rights

June 16, 2020

To mark the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought on June 17, Landesa's Beth Roberts and Shipra Deo had a conversation about the barriers women face to their land rights, and why women must be able to overcome these obstacles to make progress toward global efforts to halt desertification, conserve land, and feed the world.

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In Myanmar, a Land Rights Program is Accelerating Gender Equality, Growing Rural Incomes, and Preserving Forests

February 26, 2020

What if we could alleviate rural poverty, strengthen women’s rights, and help turn the tide against climate change, all at once? In Myanmar, a program to secure land rights for the country’s forest-dwelling communities is helping villages make progress toward all three.

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