Landesa's newsletter: Plotlines


Groundbreaking research on women's forestland rights issues in China

Researching women's forest land rights in Hunan Province, ChinaLandesa is conducting research on the impact of China's forest land reform on rural women - the first comprehensive analysis from a gender perspective on this reform. Learn more

Photo by: Xiaobei Wang



New TV series becomes a resource for landless
TV Program on Land Issue in Andhra Pradesh, India Roughly half of property owners in the state of Andhra Pradesh can't make full use of their land because they have clouded ownership. A new television program aims to address this problem. Learn more

Reporting research to inform government policy
Rural community land rights research in Gbanshay, Liberia
Landesa is using its research findings on customary land tenure for recommendations on important policy and legal reforms in Liberia. Learn more 

Photo by: Ailey Kaiser Hughes


Fieldwork in Sichuan Province reveals farmers land rights improved but still under threat
Li Ping conducts field research in Sichuan Province, ChinaInterviews with farmers and their families across seven counties of Sichuan Province found farmers under pressure from scale farming and urban sprawl. Learn more

Photo by: Xiaohui Wu




Women's Land Rights briefing on Sept 13

Join Landesa's India Country Director Gregory Rake and Landesa attorney Deena Ledger for a discussion on how women's land rights are helping poverty alleviation in India. This discussion will be held September 13 at K&L Gates in Seattle. Learn more


Fulbright Grant awarded to Ailey Kaiser Hughes
Landesa land tenure associate, Ailey Kaiser Hughes, earned the prestigious Fulbright scholarship to research women's land rights and economic development in the Kyrgyz Republic. She will be affiliated with the University of Central Asia and will be conducting comparative research in the region during the 2011-2012 academic year.
Landesa in the News  
The Huffington Post Landesa CEO Tim Hanstad explains how the global land rush can benefit investors and farmers.


The New York Times profiles Landesa investor, Omidyar Network, as a new form of innovative philanthropy.


South China Morning Post quotes Landesa China country director Gao Yu on how agribusiness investors can work with local communities to mitigate risk.
Deutsche Welle quotes Li Ping, Landesa senior attorney in China, on China's successful forest land reforms.


Field Focus Blog
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By Deborah Espinosa

Meet a Land Tenure Specialist
Deborah Espinosa
Senior Attorney & Land Tenure Specialist
Deborah Espinosa Debbie Espinosa is a land law and policy attorney with expertise in land tenure policy, legal and regulatory reform, women's access and rights to land, land-related conflicts and dispute resolution, land titling and registration, and legal literacy. She is also an accomplished photographer and responsible for many of the images on Landesa's website. She recently wrote about photographing for an international NGO.

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