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Landesa CEO Tim Hanstad's op-ed featured by Stanford Social Innovation Review

Stanford Social Innovation Review
As we celebrate Black History Month, Hanstad's essay examines the impact of the failed "40 acres and a mule" plan and speaks to what lessons this holds for our current global development efforts.   



Findings from Landesa's latest survey of rural China published

China family invested in a greenhouse after receiving secure rights to land The results from Landesa's latest 17-province survey of China's farmers, published in the influential Chinese magazine Caixin (New Century Weekly), indicate that urgent reforms are needed for the country to continue economic growth and improve the welfare of its 700 million rural and mostly poor farmers, who invest and generate more wealth when their land rights are secure.

Tribal fair becomes a messaging board for land rights awareness   
A group of women with handbills on steps to get a secured land title
A massive festival attended by ten million people takes place in Andhra Pradesh, India. Landesa's team in India seized the opportunity to reach the large audience of mostly rural and tribal communities.

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March 9 is Landesa's Seed the Change luncheon 
2012 Seed the Change luncheon

Seed the Change is Landesa's annual gathering to showcase the importance of secure land rights for rural women and the impact Landesa is making around the world. Registration is open for the luncheon on March 9.  Learn more about the event  


The keynote speaker is Sidney Rittenberg, author of The Man Who Stayed Behind and subject of the upcoming documentary, The Revolutionary. Soipan Tuya, Landesa's land and gender specialist in her home country Kenya, is also flying in
will also join us to present at the event. 
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FEBRUARY 2012 Issue
Landesa's monthly newsletter featuring program highlights, latest blogs, and news.
Landesa in the News   
The Chronicle of Philanthropy profiles Landesa as part of their annual Giving special issue.

Next Billion
posted a blog by Deborah Espinosa about the ripple effect of women's land rights in Rwanda.

Christina Science Monitor published an Op-Ed by Landesa's China Country director, Yu Gao, about how China's economy is built on an unstable foundation of insecure land rights.

Elizabeth Economy analyzes Landesa's China survey findings on the Council on Foreign Relations Asia Unbound blog.

Jessica Mack writes in Reality Check about the phenomenon where women in China actually have equal rights to inherit and own land, yet rarely ever do.

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