SDG Land Tracker featured in Rural 21 (no 2/22) | Land Portal

Rural 21, the International Journal for Rural Development, published an article by Laura Meggiolaro and Anne Hennings on the recently updated SDG Land Tracker. 

The international journal Rural 21 has dedicated more than 50 years to all topics surrounding rural development. The journal addresses the complete range of relevant themes – from agriculture and fisheries via capacity building and education through to health and social security, energy supply and trade. Center-stage is always devoted to inquiring into how measures and strategies can contribute to global food security and to reducing poverty. Rural 21 desires to further the dialogue between science and politics, the private sector, civil society and practitioners. Rural 21 in print is published four times a year, each issue highlighting a specific focus of rural development. This print edition is read in more than 150 countries.

Below is an excerpt of the article, please click here to read it in its entirety. 

The SDG Land Tracker – easy access to land-related indicators

In 2015, UN member States endorsed the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and committed to implement the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a 15-year period. More than a dozen land-related indicators were housed over five SDG goals. To document progress on the indicators in one place and make it easily accessible to the public, the Land Portal launched the SDG Land Tracker in September 2017.

Land is a key economic resource inextricably linked to access to use of and control over other economic and productive resources and is thus critical to achieving the SDGs. Despite various efforts and some positive developments, land rights have not yet been prioritised in many countries. As such, continuing to document the process of land-related SDGs proves to be particularly important to coordinate stakeholder efforts and prioritise actions.

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