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Land Portal Annual Report 2023

Institutional & promotional materials
February, 2024

The Land Portal Foundation's 2023 Annual Report presents a comprehensive overview of our efforts and accomplishments in transforming land data governance worldwide. 

Our report highlights three fundamental pillars that have guided our work: Inform, Open, and Debate. Through these pillars, we've expanded our global database of land and property rights programs, enhanced land governance data management, supported data literacy and advocacy, and facilitated critical debates on land governance issues.

Umoja- Operationalizing The Afcfta Through Communal Land Reform Policies

December, 2023

Umoja (noun):/ooh-moh-jah/Umoja, is the Swahili philosophy of unity. Its principles underscore the significance of cooperation and communal solidarity. Umoja has historically been associated with various aspects of African social and political life, accentuating the influence of communal synergy in traditional land tenure systems.

Un Nouveau Paradigme De Gestion Du Patrimoine Foncier National En Mauritanie Pour Une Meilleure Introduction De L’Agrobusiness

December, 2023

Context and planMauritania has immense land reserves. Its national land bank is estimated at 502,000 ha, more than enough to promote agribusiness and achieve food self-sufficiency. However, the rural sector only contributes 17% of GDP and employs 21% of the working population.  Since the 1970s, agriculture has been unable to take off and make up the shortfall in food products (wheat, cereals, pulses, fruit, etc.) on the national market.

Comparative analysis of youth transition in bean production systems in Ghana and Cameroon

December, 2023

Youth transition in the common bean ( Phaseolus vulgaris L.) value chain remains low in Ghana and Cameroon despite the potential of the bean sub-sector in reducing poverty, unemployment, and undernutrition. This study compared youth transition in the bean value chain in Ghana and Cameroon. It investigated how intersectional elements, including age, influence the uptake of bean production among the youth in these two countries. Data were collected from 266 participants from Ghana and 84 from Cameroon. The data were collected through focus group discussions (FGD) and in-depth interviews.

Integrating the development program for agri-food system with climate change policies and commitments in Tajikistan

December, 2023

At COP28 countries recognized that unprecedented adverse climate impacts are increasingly threatening the resilience of agriculture and food systems and ability to produce and access food in the prevailing scenario of mounting hunger, malnutrition, and economic stresses.

GROWING Nutritious Foods, GROWING Futures. Addressing Gender Inequities to Enable the Nutritional and Financial Security of Women in Northern Ghana

December, 2023

Building healthier and more sustainable food systems while reducing poverty is a major goal of the Ghanaian government. The GROWING project recognizes that tackling gender inequities in Northern Ghana is the key for an integrated climate-smart agriculture-nutrition-marketing approach to truly make a difference to the nutritional and financial security of women and the households they reside in. Over 4.5 years, an innovative approach facilitating GROWING Futures Clubs to exploit the potential of selected nutritious foods will be implemented and valuated.

Pakistan: A cost-benefit analysis of crop rotation practice in rainfed areas

December, 2023

Climate change is one of the most pressing challenges confronting our global system today. The scientific community has clearly established that global temperatures are rising and the consequences of climate change may swiftly transition from an environmental risk to an economic threat. Agriculture sector is particularly vulnerable to changes in weather and climatic condition. Over 60% of the yield variability is chalked up to to climate change; significantly affecting food production and farmer income.

Nigeria’s agrifood system: Structure and drivers of transformation

December, 2023

Nigeria’s agrifood system (AFS) diagnostic results
Nigeria’s AFS lacked transformation between 2009 and 2019
• Primary agriculture is larger than off-farm AFS and its share in total GDP did not fall
• Off-farm share of AgDP+ barely changed over time AFS growth has been mainly driven by domestic-market-oriented value chains
• Less-traded value chains dominated the AFS both in terms their size and contribution to AFS GDP growth
• Domestic consumption patterns (and changing diets) are therefore important drivers of agricultural transformation