Feature Story | New Website Partnership with USAID Complete
A new website, created by USAID in partnership with Landesa, offers in-depth research on property rights to resources (such as minerals, trees and water) in 62 countries around the world. The Land Tenure and Property Rights Portal
is a practical tool for policy makers and development practitioners working in these countries. Landesa authored of 56 of the 62 country profiles on the website. View Site >>
Issue Brief | Is Bigger Better?
The assumption that large-scale mechanized agriculture is more productive and efficient than small family farms is influencing agricultural development policy around the world. Developing countries are moving toward corporate farming as a way to boost production and jump-start agricultural development. But the basis of their strategy, the assumption that bigger farms are better farms, is one of the most enduring myths in global development. Download PDF >>
India | Expanding Our Work
The government of India jointly conducted two workshops this month with Landesa's partner in India, RDI, to discuss pro-poor land policies at the national and state level. Two hundred government officials, journalists, academics and development practitioners attended the convening to discuss effective land rights programs in India. As a result of the workshop, the state government of Odisha decided to expand our joint program which trains legal aid professionals at the community level to help the local government issue land titles to the landless. The program will now be scaled statewide in Odisha.
Africa | Putting Land Tenure at the Forefront of Development
Property rights are an often overlooked aspect of poverty alleviation efforts work in the developing world. Yet, land tenure can dramatically affect the outcome of development interventions. To address this need, the World Resources Institute and Landesa have developed an interactive education tool.
The new website features multimedia lessons with diagrams, slideshows, maps, and videos in additional to traditional research documents from laws to academic articles on land tenure and property rights in Africa. Explore the site >>