9 essential reads on why #landmatters for food security

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As demand for food production increases, so do pressures on the land cultivated by farmers and used by communities to ensure their livelihoods.

Here are nine essential reads on why #landmatters for food security.

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9 essential reads on why #landmatters for food security

  1. 1. #DevReads 9 essential reads on why #landmatters for food security
  2. 2. As demand for food production increases, so do pressures on the land cultivated by farmers and used by communities to ensure their livelihoods. Here are nine essential reads on why #landmatters for food security.
  3. 3. Land tenure and food security The linkage between land tenure and food security encompasses food production, economic growth, governance and vulnerability dimensions.
  4. 4. Voluntary guidelines on the responsible governance of tenure These guidelines, endorsed by the Committee on World Food Security, have gained support from G-20 leaders. The goal: to encourage sustainable development and reduce poverty and hunger through secure tenure rights and equitable access to land, fisheries and forests.
  5. 5. 3 ways to secure property rights for the rural poor In this video, Tim Hansted of Landesa discusses three ways to secure property rights for the rural poor and in doing so, reduce poverty and hunger.
  6. 6. A powerful piece of paper In Ethiopia, land certificates provide a sense of security and decision-making power, which allows families to lease the land or invest in small farming plots.
  7. 7. How Africa can transform land tenure, revolutionize agriculture and end poverty This World Bank report lays out 10 steps needed to improve land governance, reduce poverty and food insecurity and boost shared prosperity in Africa.
  8. 8. To combat hunger, give land rights to world's poor women How can we reduce hunger in the developing world? By enabling women to own the land they cultivate, this op- ed argues.
  9. 9. Strengthening land and property rights in Ethiopia See how USAID's Ethiopia Land Administration Program strengthens land rights, which enable increased agricultural production.
  10. 10. Without land, what would a farmer do? This animated video imagines what would happen if a farmer in sub- Saharan Africa was told to leave their land.
  11. 11. Experiences in land registration in Cameroon A look at Cameroon since 1959, when customary land tenure rights were briefly recognized, through land reforms in 2005.
  12. 12. Tweet why #landmatters Explore Land Matters

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