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Landesa partners with governments and local organizations to ensure that the world’s poorest families have secure rights over the land they till. Founded as the Rural Development Institute, Landesa has helped more than 105 million poor families gain legal control over their land since 1967. When families have secure rights to land, they can invest in their land to sustainably increase their harvests and reap the benefits—improved nutrition, health, and education—for generations.

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Reports & Research
March 2019
India

The webinar on Women Inheriting Land: Rights and Realities took place on 22 February, 2019.

The objective of this webinar was to discuss the significance of owning land through inheritance, the challenges that prevent women from inheriting land, the opportunities offered through the best practices and the possible actions that can be taken at different levels.

Training Resources & Tools
January 2019
Global

Companies and investors increasingly recognize the risks associated with land conflicts and the importance of responsible land-based investments. Strong land rights help build sustainable supply chains and create a more stable, resilient, and productive environment for business.

Manuals & Guidelines
January 2019
Global

What should companies do to improve their investment practices and to bring about more equitable investment projects? What does it mean for you as a global buyer to support responsible land practices within your supply chains? How can a producer-level company engage communities to build constructive relationships?

Liberia Land Rights Act
Reports & Research
October 2018
Liberia

The Land Portal Foundation, Landesa and the Sustainable Development Institute (SDI) co-facilitated a discussion on Liberia’s Land Rights Bill between July 18 and August 8, 2018. The discussion took place in collaboration with the Rights & Rice Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, and the Land Rights Now campaign. 

Policy Papers & Briefs
September 2018
Global

This primer on monitoring and evaluation (M&E) offers a brief explanation of what M&E is, why it is important and what common best practices are associated with it, all in the context of supporting the implementation of a socially responsible land-based investment.

Manuals & Guidelines
September 2018
Global

Provision of fair and adequate compensation based on appropriate valuation is a crucial component of responsible land-related investment. International standards call for valuation to be done in a culturally appropriate, inclusive and gendersensitive process.

Manuals & Guidelines
September 2018
Global

This Primer1 provides practical guidance for business on how to design, implement, manage, and monitor a company-based grievance mechanism. It is divided into the three main sections and associated steps:

Section One: How to design and implement a company-based grievance mechanism.

Manuals & Guidelines
September 2018
Global

Why isn’t it enough for companies seeking to conduct responsible land transactions to work with community leaders? Why do the Voluntary Guidelines (VGGT) set two standards for acceptable engagement with communities: (1) Consultation and Participation, and (2) Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) of community members?

Manuals & Guidelines
September 2018
Global

Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) is the right of indigenous peoples “to give or withhold their consent to a project that may affect them or their territories.” The right is enshrined in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP); it is also included in other international legal instruments and domestic legal frameworks.

Manuals & Guidelines
September 2018
Global

Why is there a need to focus on vulnerable groups during investment processes? Why isn’t it enough for companies seeking to conduct responsible land transactions to work with the government or community leaders?

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