Landesa's newsletter: Plotlines
Watch New Documentary Featuring Landesa Girls Project

After My Garden Grows, a new short documentary by Academy Award´┐Ż-winning filmmaker, Megan Mylan, was screened at Landesa's annual Seed the Change event to raise support for our programs strengthening women's land rights around the world. Please share the film, which follows Monika, one of 40,000 girls participating in the Girls Project, a partnership between the government of West Bengal, India and Landesa.  

Watch the documentary short >>


Expert Commentary Series on Land Rights

This week, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and Landesa are publishing a commentary series to highlight the importance of securing land rights for smallholder farmers. This series is running concurrently with the World Bank's 2014 Land and Poverty Conference taking place in Washington, D.C.

Read the commentaries on Landesa's blog >>


China Raises Compensation Standards by 50% for Farmers Protecting Forestland

Thanks in part to advocacy efforts by Landesa and the Chinese Academy of Forestry, the Chinese central government has increased compensation to millions of poor farmers across the country to encourage environmental conservation while protecting farmers' land rights.



Women Receive Title to Land in India

Last month, 331 single women and women-headed households received title to small plots of land from the Odisha state government. This landmark achievement was made possible through Odisha's Women Support Centers, a program designed and implemented by the government of Odisha in partnership with Landesa



March 27, 2014


Landesa in the News 


The New York Times Editorial Board cites Landesa research in an editorial on China's plans to accelerate urbanization and the negative impact on farmers and migrants.
Girls Not Brides features the story of Moushumi, one of 40,000 adolescent girls in West Bengal, India learning to grow food and to stand up for themselves against early marriage.
The Wall Street Journal published an op-ed by Landesa's Diana Fletschner and Ashok Sircar about our research conducted for UN Women, which found that despite improved inheritance laws, women in India are still inheriting poverty not property.
The Skoll World Forum published a blog by Landesa president and CEO Tim Hanstad about how China helped 500 million people escape extreme poverty through, in part, improved land rights. 
Council on Foreign Relations
The Council on Foreign Relations published a blog by Landesa's West Bengal state director Pinaki Halder about the Girls Project. A partnership between the government of West Bengal and Landesa is equipping young girls with the skills and knowledge to challenge the practice of child marriage in their families and communities.

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