Explicit inclusion of secure land rights for local communities and indigenous peoples is key to "leaving no one behind" in global Sustainable Development Goals.
This week in New York, representatives of United Nations member states will meet to discuss an ambitious new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets for countries around the world to achieve by 2030, inspired by the ethos that the world must "leave no one behind".
A lot of us who may come from the West assume that land rights certification, registration or titling are important attributes of any kind of land tenure or property rights system. We think of formal recording of land rights as essential to assuring farmers that they have land tenure security, an important enabling condition to agricultural development.
Source: Huffington Post
By Tim Hanstad, President and CEO, Landesa
If we want to empower rural women in the developing world, there is no better first step than providing them with secure rights to land.
The reason is simple: developing world economies are agricultural economies. And in agricultural economies there is one key source of power, wealth, and security: land.