March 21, 2014

Expert Commentary Series on Food Security and Land Rights


The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and Landesa will feature expert commentaries to examine the relationship between land rights and food security, starting next Monday. This series will feature commentaries from food security and land tenure experts, who will examine various aspects of land tenure security, including its relationship with agricultural production, gender, sustainable development, and post-2015 Millennium Development Goals framework.

This series will run concurrently with the World Bank’s Annual Conference on Land and Poverty, taking place in Washington, DC, next week. Follow the conversation on Twitter with hashtag #landrights and visit our blog and Landesa’s Field Focus Blog to learn more.

Read all the commentaries:

Forest Tenure Security for Long Term Security against Deforestation
By Omaira Bolaños

Satellite Technology and Innovation Can be Used to Secure Land and Property Rights
By Dr. Kumar Navulur

The Case for Land Rights
By Tim Hanstad

Securing Land Rights Amidst a Rising Demand for Land in Africa
By Jennifer Duncan

Context is Crucial for Impacting Land Rights
By Dr. Jolyne Sanjak

The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure and Large-Scale, Land-Based Agricultural Investment
By David Bledsoe

Property Rights for Every Woman and Man
By Dr. Gregory Myers

This Land is Our Land
By Roger Thurow

Measuring Global Goals in the Post-2015 Development Agenda
By Hien Tran

Photo Credit: Riccardo Gangale

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Blogroll

1,000 Days Blog, 1,000 Days

Africa Can End Poverty, World Bank

Agrilinks Blog

Bread Blog, Bread for the World

Can We Feed the World Blog, Agriculture for Impact

Concern Blogs, Concern Worldwide

Institute Insights, Bread for the World Institute

End Poverty in South Asia, World Bank

Global Development Blog, Center for Global Development

The Global Food Banking Network

Harvest 2050, Global Harvest Initiative

The Hunger and Undernutrition Blog, Humanitas Global Development

International Food Policy Research Institute News, IFPRI

International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center Blog, CIMMYT

ONE Blog, ONE Campaign

One Acre Fund Blog, One Acre Fund

Overseas Development Institute Blog, Overseas Development Institute

Oxfam America Blog, Oxfam America

Preventing Postharvest Loss, ADM Institute

Sense & Sustainability Blog, Sense & Sustainability

WFP USA Blog, World Food Program USA

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