Landesa's newsletter: Plotlines
New study shows Girls Project in India helping girls stay in school

A new study analyzing the impact of the Girls Project, a pilot program designed and implemented by a partnership between the Indian government and Landesa, has found that participating girls are more likely to: stay in school longer, marry later, inherit land, and have an economic asset in their name. Currently, there are almost 40,000 girls participating. 
Landesa advocates for reforming China's Forest Protection Program to compensate farmers 

More than one third of China's forestland is now protected by a logging ban. The ban has dramatically improved conservation efforts, but has negatively impacted some of the poorest communities who once relied on logging to survive. This new report, published in partnership with Rights and Resources Institute, calls on the government to properly compensate local communities impacted by the logging ban, to ensure they continue to support conservation efforts



Case studies show benefits and barriers to scaling women and agriculture projects in India

Landesa just released a collection of case studies about two government-sponsored women's collective farming projects in India designed to empower women. The studies, conducted jointly with UN Women, help us see what projects are working and why and what barriers remain. 
Read the case studies >>


Save the Date: March 21 is Landesa's 8th Annual Seed the Change Luncheon

Please join Landesa for our 8th annual Seed the Change luncheon to raise awareness and support for women's land rights. Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker, Megan Mylan, will be the keynote speaker and will offer a private screening of her new short documentary. 
The film follows Monika Barman, one of more than 40,000 girls participating in a project developed and implemented by the Indian government and Landesa. Monika is a rural Indian teenager growing food to feed her family and sowing the seeds of her own independence in a tiny rooftop garden. 
The film just premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and is supported by the Sundance Institute in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
January 29, 2014
Landesa in the News 

The New York Times

The New York Times featured an op-ed by Landesa Founder Roy Prosterman and Landesa CEO Tim Hanstad about how the developing world's landless poor routinely bear the brunt of natural disasters. 



Forbes posted a blog by Skoll World Forum featuring a video interview with Hanstad on Landesa's mission to secure land rights for the world's poorest. 


Bloomberg carried a story quoting Landesa Senior Attorney Li Ping about a land dispute in China.



PRI's The World aired an interview with Hanstad discussing the recent typhoon in the Philippines and how secure land rights can save lives and aids the rebuilding process. 


The Times of India profiled a new short documentary about an Indian girl who is participating in a Landesa project. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this week.


South China Morning PostThe South China Morning Post ran an op-ed by Landesa China Country Director Gao Yu and Senior Attorney Michael Lufkin on balancing protection for China's forests and the livelihoods of surrounding communities.

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