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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1,000 Days Blog, 1,000 Days
Africa Can End Poverty, World Bank
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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