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Land for all
Liberia embraces comprehensive land reform with historic passage of the Land Rights Act
President George Weah signing LRA
Signing ceremony in Monrovia
In a watershed moment for land rights in Liberia and across Africa, President George Weah on Sept. 19 signed into law a land reform bill that extends land rights to millions of rural Liberians.
 
The Land Rights Act ensures, for the first time, that the land rights of rural Liberians are recognized, protected, and guaranteed by law – an essential ingredient for these communities to achieve secure land rights. Under the previous land tenure system, as much as 80 percent of Liberians lived without legally recognized rights to land.
 
The Act includes stronger protections for women’s land rights, including provisions for women’s participation on local land management committees. [Continue reading]
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Land Rights in Africa
Like so many women in the developing world, Martha's right to land is contingent upon her relationship to a male relative. Despite years of planting trees and harvesting rubber in Liberia, Martha was chased off of her property by in-laws after her husband died. 

In one of our newest programs, Landesa is working on the ground in Liberia to support the implementation of gender equitable land rights, so women like Martha can own property.

For only $15, you can sponsor a community trainer's transportation to reach remote Liberian villages for a month. Your support will have a big effect right now - help us get 40 donations by October 2nd and spread the word!
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Responsible Investments in Property and Land Resource Platform
Land investments are complex, and finding the equitable approach that meets the needs of all stakeholders is not always intuitive. Landesa’s new Responsible Investments in Property and Land (RIPL) Resource Platform offers practical, step-by-step guidance for companies, governments and communities to achieve socially responsible investments in agricultural land.

Audience-specific Guidebooks, Topical Primers and Supplemental Resources offer step-by-step instructions for implementing international standards that recognize and protect land rights.
Sustainable Landscapes
Sustainable Landscapes Conference - Speaker Chris Jochnick

Join us at the upcoming Sustainable Landscapes Conference (6th-7th November, London) where our CEO, Chris Jochnick will be speaking. This two-day conference will tackle the biggest issues faced by business in creating a net positive impact and ensuring sustainable and resilient agricultural supply chains. To secure a place at the conference, you can register online and use the code ‘LANDESA’ to get a 10% discount on your ticket.

Photos from Toast to Tim
Chris Jochnick, Roy Prosterman, and Tim Hanstad
Staff in the Toast to Tim photo booth
Toasting to Tim
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Upcoming Milestones

RIPL Platform Launch
September 25
Check out the Responsible Investments in Property and Land (RIPL) Resource Platform that launches today. It is designed to spread awareness and reduce conflict between companies, communities & governments by providing tailored instructions and tools for each group to facilitate socially responsible land investments.

VPP Convening in Tanzania
October 11-12 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Landesa is strengthening ties between women's land rights champions by hosting regional convenings of Visiting Professionals Program alumni and local women's land rights practitioners. This convening in Tanzania will serve as a forum for enhancing partnerships, fostering collaboration and knowledge-sharing, and incubating paths toward more secure land rights for women at local and regional levels. Learn more about the Women's Land Rights Network

Landesa in the News
Farmer in Andhra PradeshGiving Compass featured an article by Tim Hanstad with 3 suggestions for how to catalyze systems change to deliver long-term sustainable results.

Fair World Project published a piece by Megan Olson about how insecure land rights undermine women and contribute to food insecurity in Kenya.

Place published a blog by Landesa's Lukasz Czerwinski that explains why food and beverage companies need to invest in land responsibly, and lays out tools they can use to simplify the process so all stakeholders benefit.
 
Advocate for #LandRights
Apart from donating, one of the best ways you can support Landesa is to be a vocal #landrights advocate. Show your support on social media:
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