One of our main goals and missions at the Land Portal is to help democratize the information landscape on land. More specfifically, the Land Portal Foundation was established to create, curate and disseminate land governance information by fostering an inclusive and accessible data landscape. This International Open Data Day, set to take place on March 4th, we invite you to read more of our latest content on our open data related!
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An Open Data Assessment
This State of Land Information (SOLI) report is an analysis of the current state of land data in Senegal, assessing the availability of land information and the compliance of this information with open data standards.
An Open Data Assessment
This State of Land Information (SOLI) report is an analysis of the current state of land data in Namibia, assessing the availability of land information and the compliance of this information with open data standards.
This data story investigates the challenges to align action on land degradation and tenure security based on the screening of available datasets in both domains.
This data story scrutinises some of the impacts of the VGGT. It highlights available data on how the VGGTs have been used, how associated project work incorporates the guidelines, and whether implementation has resulted in tangible change in the security of land tenure for communities around the world.
This Land Portal data story looks at the increase of maize production in and around Thailand, and its relation to a poultry value chain as an ingredient in animal feed.
This Land Portal data story explores the history of double dispossession in South Africa, from the colonial and apartheid era until contemporary times due to mining investments.
Indigenous Peoples and local communities have proven experience at maintaining and improving the carbon density of forest landscapes, often under dire and violent circumstances. Like much of the front line workers that have been so crucial in the current global climate, Indigenous Peoples and local communities are first responders in their own right, on the front lines of the fight to protect the planet’s remaining tropical forests.
Last week, I had the honour of moderating a panel on ‘Monitoring, Evidence and Data’ for Land Portal during the 10th Anniversary Event of the VGGT. The intention was to take inspiration from a recently published data story questioning the provision of data and monitoring to measure the impacts of the Voluntary Guidelines over the past 10 years. Yet the topic was already highly visible, garnering much attention during the first day of the event.