Landesa's newsletter: Plotlines


3.4 million families receive legal rights to land in rural China and India  

Landesa 2011 Annual Report In its 2011 Fiscal Year Annual Report, Landesa reports that its partnerships in India and China over the last year helped more than 3.4 million farming families receive secure rights to their land, providing these families with a foundation to escape extreme poverty and build a better future.


Landesa research produced for USAID on REDD+ and Carbon Rights
REDD and Carbon Rights
Landesa staff authored two research papers recently published by USAID regarding carbon rights and the climate change mitigation program known as "REDD+" to be implemented in developing countries. The two research papers are available for free download on the USAID Land Tenure and Property Rights Portal:
> REDD+ and Carbon Rights: Lessons from the Field 

> Case Studies on REDD+ and Carbon Rights Working Paper

Landesa partners with Rights and Resources Initiative to study forestland rights in China

China forestland farmerLandesa is working with the Rights and Resources Initiative to conduct comprehensive research on laws and local conditions in China. The research will be used to draft recommendations for reforms to China's land taking system. In early 2012, the report will be shared with law and policymakers in China.

2012 Seed the Change Annual Luncheon 
2012 Seed the Change luncheon

Help Seed the Change by being part of our 2012 annual luncheon on March 9th, in celebration of International Women's Day. We are currently recruiting table hosts to invite nine friends and colleagues to our event, featuring keynote speaker Sidney Rittenberg. There is no cost to host a table or attend the luncheon. 


We are also currently accepting event sponsorships. Join PACCAR, Costco, JPMorgan Chase and others, helping to make our 2012 event our most successful ever! Please email Hilary Anderson at [email protected] for more information on event or table sponsorship.
2011 Year-End Issue
Landesa's monthly newsletter featuring program highlights, latest blogs, and news.
Landesa in the News 

NPR Morning Edition story by Corey Flintoff reported how Landesa and its partners in India are helping poor rural families gain legal title to their own piece of land.

HuffingtonPost blog contribution by Tim Hanstad reveals how the ticket to primary education in Odisha, India is a land title.

The Skoll Foundation announced Landesa is one of four organizations to receive the 2012 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship.

New Field Focus Blog Posts
By Vivien Savath


Growing Tomorrow's Leaders, One Land Title at a Time  

By Tim Hanstad 


By Ross Doll


Landesa has just created a new Women's Land Rights Visiting Professionals Program to promote and support a global network of professionals committed to strengthening women's land rights.   


With Ford Foundation's generous support of $300,000, the new Women's Land Rights Visiting Professionals Program will bring development professionals from around the world to Seattle for six-weeks of training followed by a year of mentorship in their host country - all with an eye toward reinforcing their commitment to and their capacity to strengthen women's land rights in their own country and community.

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