DESIGUALDAD

Land inequality is at the heart of unequal societies

1 billion people around the world live in fear of losing their home or land, Indigenous Peoples, youth, rural women, and family farmers especially.

Meanwhile, the largest 1 % of farms in the world operate more than 70 % of the world’s farmland and form the core of production for the corporate food system.

Why is that an issue?

Land is a common good, providing water, food, and natural resources that sustain all life.

As the guarantor of biodiversity, health, resilience, and equitable and sustainable livelihoods, land inequality is catalyses other inequality crises: including wealth, power, gender, health, and environment. It is fundamentally linked to contemporary global crises of democratic decline, climate change, global health security and pandemics, mass migration, unemployment, and intergenerational injustice.

Only by achieving people-centred land governance will we thoroughly address other systemic inequalities that are the root causes of global crises.

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Our Impact On The Issue

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Behind the headlines

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Tackling the issue

If not addressed, increasing land inequality will have significant negative consequences for all societies, on economic and social development, on the environment and on democracy and peace.
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WOMEN'S LAND RIGHTS

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HUMAN RIGHTS

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INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

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