Landesa's newsletter: Plotlines - June 2011

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Program Updates: Landesa teams up with the World Bank in China, plus other program highlights.


Landesa in the News & Online: A well-written profile of Landesa founder Roy Prosterman is among the articles we're highlighting.


From Our Field Focus Blog: Landesa attorney Keliang Zhu provides insight on progress in China.


Resources & Research: Want to know more about the global land rush? We have a new issue brief that can put the trend in perspective.

ProgramUpdatesProgram Updates


China | The World Bank Teams Up with Landesa in China

Rice paddy farmer in Guangxi, China

The World Bank is turning to Landesa's unique expertise to provide research and analysis on improving efficiency and equity of land use and rural-urban integration. 

Read the full story






India | Partnerships Progress in Andhra Pradesh

Woman holding a land title (patta) in Andhra Pradesh, India

The local government in Andhra Pradesh, India has renewed its commitment to help poor landless families gain title to the land they currently till.

Read the full story






Russia | Vladimir Legal Aid Center Quarterly Report

Vladimir, Russia

Landesa continues to supports the Vladimir Center, which provides legal aid to rural residents in the Vladimir Oblast in Western Russia. The center opened 55 new cases this quarter representing 420 people, held 15 public information seminars, and published legal aid articles in 56 newspapers in the region. 

Read more about the Vladimir Center



Liberia | Landesa Ensures New Land Reform is Inclusive to Women

Gender equality for land rights in Liberia.

With new land policy and legal reform currently underway in Liberia, Landesa is researching women's land rights to help the government assess gaps between statutory law and customary practices.

Read more about Landesa's work in Africa


NewsLandesa in the News & Online


A Guardian story, quoting Landesa attorney Elisa Scalise, highlights how China's economic gains were based on providing secure land rights to farmers. 6/29/2011


The Economist relied heavily on Landesa to produce its new special China report. 6/23/2011


This blog serves up a concise and well-written profile of Landesa founder Roy Prosterman. 6/23/2011

Field Focus Blog 


By Keliang Zhu 6/2/2011

ResearchResources & Research 


Is Bigger Better? | Issue Brief that challenges the assumption that bigger farms are more productive farms. 


The Land Rush | Issue Brief that puts a spotlight on a trend that is displacing thousands of farmers throughout the developing world.


Focus on Africa | This interactive education tool provides development professionals with in-depth information on land tenure in Africa.


Land Tenure & Property Rights Portal | This site is a rich database of information about land tenure in countries around the world.

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