Landesa's newsletter: Plotlines
Odisha's newest landholders     
Three of the new landowning families in Odisha98 tribal families living for generations in Odisha on land for which they did not have recognized claims recently received ownership titles. Now with the long-term security that the title represents, these families have control over an essential asset to help them work their way out of poverty.
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Issue Brief | Land rights and food security   

Issue brief on land rights and food security This new issue brief establishes the link between improved land rights, particularly for women, and subsequent benefits in improved household food security and nutrition.When farmers, especially women, have more control over assets like land, they are better equipped to grow and purchase nutritious food for their families.
Video | This is My Land: Rwanda
Rwanda video Watch and share This is My Land: Rwanda, a video spotlighting the impact of secure land rights on a village in Rwanda.  Meet farmers sharing in their own voice how their lives have changed since receiving documented proof of their legal right to land. 

Land rights takes center stage at the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship

2012 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship Landesa CEO Tim Hanstad presented to the Skoll World Forum last week, sharing his optimism for how social entrepreneurship is addressing some of the world's most pressing challenges and the role land rights has in creating structural change. 

Roy Prosterman named winner of the Thomas C. Wales Award for Passionate Citizenship
Roy Prosterman
Landesa founder and University of Washington law professor, Roy Prosterman, will receive the Thomas C. Wales Award for Passionate Citizenship, given to civic leaders from the Puget Sound region. The award will be presented Friday, April 27 at 6:00 p.m. at the "Night Among Heroes" event at FareStart in Seattle.  
More info on the award and the event 


APRIL 2012 Issue
Landesa's monthly newsletter featuring program highlights, latest resources, and news.
Landesa in the News
The ONE Campaign posted a blog by Landesa CEO Tim Hanstad on how women can solve the global food security problem.

The Guardian article on another uprising in China over land rights references Landesa's survey research.

Tim Hanstad writes
in the Huffington Post on the catalytic potential of land rights.

Huffington Post UK
editor-in-chief reviews her favorite moments from the Skoll World Forum.

Skoll Foundation CEO Sally Osberg writes about why social entrepreneurship matters.

The GlobalPost published an article by Landesa's senior attorney, Deborah Espinosa, on the promise that Kenya's new constitution holds for the country's women.

Reporter Jessica Mack discusses how women's land rights are a foundation for agricultural development to expand.

An article in PassBlue
describes how land rights for women transformed a community in rural Odisha, India. 

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