According to Global Witness, “2015 was the worst year on record for killings of land and environmental defenders – people struggling to protect their land, forests and rivers through peaceful actions, against mounting odds.” Yet courageous people are fighting to the death, literally, to retain or recover indigenous land and defend the environment. One of them […]

Conscious of the fact that having legal rights to land is a foundation for prosperity and opportunity, Landesa Rural Development Institute forms partnerships 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 in 1967, Landesa has helped more […]

A promising and feasible way of addressing global hunger is described in an article by Amanda Richardson, Fellow at the Landesa Center for Women’s Land Rights. Here’s an excerpt: “…even though in general the land women own is usually smaller and of poorer quality than land men own, [according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of […]