What We DoLandesa in Sub-Saharan Africa


Landesa targets one of the root causes of poverty and insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa: insecure and inequitable land tenure. We partner with African governments and civil society organizations, as well as regional organizations, to address insufficient recognition and protection of rural peoples’ land rights, women’s lack of control over assets, weak land management and conflict resolution institutions, and gaps and contradictions between customary and formal law.


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Want to transform agriculture? Give youth access to land

September 23, 2020

More than 65 per cent of youths (defined as ages 15-34) in Tanzania find employment in agriculture, but they lack the proper foundations and equal opportunities to reach their full potential. They face immense challenges when it comes to accessing land, as they are effectively precluded from participating in sustainable agricultural practices and using technology to improve production.

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By Addressing Gaps in Youth Land Rights, Tanzania can Transform its Agriculture Sector

September 22, 2020

A new report by Landesa Tanzania identifies gaps and provides recommendations for strengthening youth access and rights to land in Tanzania.

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Intern Spotlight: Itael Kimaro

September 09, 2020

Learn more about Itael Kimaro's work and lessons learned while interning with Landesa’s team in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania this summer.

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