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Landesa partners with the state and national governments and organizations to help poor, rural women and men gain secure rights to land and the opportunity to build a better future.


Field Focus Blog

Community participation will be essential to the success of India’s rural property mapping effort

May 22, 2020

The Government of India announced an ambitious effort to map residential areas in villages using drone technology and provide “property cards” to these rural owners. Landesa’s Shipra Deo and Pinaki Halder share several recommendations for implementation.

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Why Women Farmers Deserve the Right to Identity

October 17, 2019

On the 2019 International Day of Rural Women, Landesa’s Shipra Deo explores how land rights are an essential element for overturning misperceptions about the role of women in society and on the farm.

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Four Questions with Shipra Deo

October 08, 2019

We're doing bite-sized interviews with our staff so you can get a better idea of who they are and how they help further our mission. Meet Shipra Deo, our Director of Women's Land Rights based in Uttar Pradesh, India, who has worked with Landesa for four years.

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