Working towards these commitments
Secure Tenure Rights
Strong Small-Scale Farming Systems
Diverse Tenure Systems
Equal land rights for women
Secure territorial rights for Indigenous Peoples
Grounded in the knowledge that having legal rights to land is a foundation for prosperity and opportunity, Landesa partners with governments and local organizations to ensure that the world’s poorest families gain secure rights over the land they till. Founded as the Rural Development Institute in 1967, Landesa has helped more than 100 million poor families obtain legal control over their land. With secure land rights, these families can eat better, earn more, educate their children, and achieve dignity for generations.We envision a world free of poverty. We see a future in which all who depend on land for their well-being have secure land rights—one of the most basic, powerful resources for lifting oneself and one’s family out of poverty.
- To contribute to more equitable and efficient land policies, legislative frameworks, and their implementation in developing countries.
- To assist developing-country governments, foreign aid donors, and NGOs with the design, adoption and incorporation of pro-poor land tenure practices into their programs and projects.
- To identify, develop, publicise and replicate successful models of land tenure reform.
- To help women gain social and economic power by strengthening their access and rights to land.
Rural poor, with a specific focus on women.